H1N1 - Anybody Seen this yet?
On Saturday, my son (age 6) contracted what we've been told (no swab) is H1N1.
His symptoms were a moderate fever, joint aches, a mild cough and heavy congestion.
On Sunday, the fever increased. On Monday, it returned to a moderate level.
On Tuesday, the fever broke but he was still very low energy. The fever returned that evening but was gone again in the morning.
On Wednesday, he developed a nasty kroopy cough but was otherwise feverless. He was still very congested.
This morning (Thursday), he woke with a fever (102) and was breathing at an increased rate (without labor - just faster). I took him to emerg, worried about secondary infection. x-rays of his chest were clear & his lungs sounded good.
The doc prescribed an oral steroid for the cough on the basis that it's caused by a second unrelated virus. I'm v. hesitant to fill it due to the potential effect on his immune system. The doc also prescribed Tamiflu on the basis that it could be H1N1 returning.
Does my experience accord with anyone else's? Are people seeing the virus surge and abate causing fever to return and disappear? (I know this is happening with my symptoms - congestion and sore throat, but my fever has stayed gone for a few days now).
comments are much appreciated.