It was just about a week ago that I woke up with a sore throat. Now that term usually means that you have a tickle in your throat that prompts a cough, but this was really sore. When I drank anything it actually stung. I had Hubby look at my throat and he declared it ‘bright red’ and sore looking.
By bedtime I was having chills, and all I wanted was my bed, a couple of warm dackels around me and to sleep. Sleep was not to come though, as the fever rose to 102.6 and the chills got even worse.
By the following morning I was bed ridden. By this this I mean, I chose to stay in bed and try not to infect Hubby. So my juice, ginger ale and crackers came into my room, and Hubby brought me chicken noodle soup a couple times a day to keep my strength up.
Hubby was worried that it might be something besides a cold, but aside from the usual stuffy head and now a persistent cough and fever, I didn’t think it was more than that. We monitored the temperature, and if it had gone to 103, I would have called the doctor.
The fever lasted through the weekend, and then on Sunday night it seemed to break. But the cough and stuffiness are still with me.
However, on Sunday Hubby woke and told me that he had a sore throat! Not only that but he was stuffy, and coughing. So far no high fever, but he tends not to get them like I do.
So now it is my turn to take care of him, and I hope that his cold will not develop into something worse. I heard him coughing all night, and he is sneezing like crazy and scaring the dogs! I’ve told him he must stay in bed today and do a lot of sleeping. I hope this helps.
I simply hate colds. They tend to drag on and on, and there is not much you can do, but wait them out!