Its like a car wreck, isn't it
Both kids had a fever last night, so both are coming to the doctors with me today. Hope we get some idea of what is making us sick.
Actually, DH's freshman year in college a "cough" went around. People were coughing so hard they were vomiting, one girl snapped a couple of ribs during a fit, and one of the teachers actually had permanent hearing loss...the people that could afford to went to the doctor and were told "it's bronchitis" and sent on their way with no additional testing. DH said that it actually made two rounds. When a person got over it they would "relapse" a few weeks later...
It wasn't until we started researching vaccines and VPDs that DH goes, "OMG, I bet we all got pertussis!"