My kids are 100% non-vaxxed.
My 5-year old had a loud & persistent cough in April. Throughout, she was energized, running & happy... but, coughing. Her sister started the same symptoms the week prior to vacation... and they spend the vacation week resting together and taking it easy at home.
Two weeks ago, the 5 year-old threw-up one night in bed. Then her cough began to get less frequent. She now coughs & I can hear the phlegm... but she coughs once or twice per day. She seems well on her way to recovery.
The 10 year-old, who started her symptoms later, is still coughing frequently. She is definitely more effected by this. Last Saturday, she vomited after coughing and has spent the last week resting at home, having coughing spells & gagging on phlegm. Periodically, she will lose the contents of her stomach after coughing. Her coughing is not violent, it seems as though the phlegm is making her gag and triggering the vomiting.
We saw our Dr. (homeopath) last Monday. I described the symptoms, but she never said it could be "Whooping Cough." She seemed to dismiss it because the kids are sleeping fine at night.
So, I'm puzzled. I now have a cough... like the one they had a month ago. It seems like the symptoms of Pertussis with symptoms, the long incubation period & the long time-frame.
Anyone know what this could be? If this is WC, what guidelines should I follow for keeping the kids away from others?