I am embarrassed to say that I am freaking out over here.
My spouse just returned from a business trip to Europe last night. He contracted the flu when he was there, as did several of the folks he was traveling with.
He returned on Sunday night with no fever, but to back up....he started feeling ill wed/thurs...and then thurs. night he was up all night with a very high fever (he had no way to check, but he had chills, sweats, etc.) Thursday night was the worst. Friday he had a mild fever during the day and night, and supposedly the fever was gone by sat. He has a residual cough from time to time, slight runny nose and a little chest discomfort but now feels basically ok.
Everything I have read says that the flu is contagious 5-7 days after symptoms begin, which means myself or my 2 year old could easily get this.
I know there is nothing we can do except be vigilant with our hygiene (and he is sleeping in the guest bedroom)....but I am SO SCARED of getting the flu at this point in my pregnancy since I keep reading how dangerous it's is!!!!!
None of us had flu shots, of course, and since there are a million strains of flu it may not have protected us against this one anyways.
I don't know if it's the hormones...but I am crazy worried and crying about this, which is nuts because there isn't a damn thing I can do other then what I am already doing!
I increased my vit d and vit c, and took some elderberry....although now I read you are not supposed to take elderberry in pregnancy. Awesome. Something else to worry about.
Anyways....anyone have any words of wisdom for this insane pregnant woman? I'm 10.5 weeks now.