Friday, July 07, 2006

Oops - Correction

While I was gone Troy heard from mom that I did not have Malaria. Troy jumped to assuming that I was tested for Dengue. I chose not to spend the money to do all the tests. I figured if it was not Malaria I would know there was not anything that could be done but to gut it out. Every sign and symptom and a couple Docs agreed it sounds just like Dengue.

I woke up this morning covered in rash, which is common on day 3 or 4 after the fevers.
I am totally discouraged and crabby. I am tying hard not to be a big baby but I really just want to scream and cry.

General Discussion
Dengue Fever is an acute viral infection characterized by fever. It is caused by a bite from mosquitoes carrying dengue virus. The primary form of Dengue Fever is characterized by a skin rash and a high fever with severe pain in the head and muscles. Other symptoms may include shaking chills, diarrhea, and vomiting. Bouts of extreme exhaustion may last for months after the initial symptoms.

Back to bed. -Tara