Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Camping, mosquitos and illness

Our camping trip was fun for the most part, but we were swarmed by mosquitoes at night and had to seek refuge in our tent by 8 p.m. Then a couple of days after returning home, those in our party of six started becoming ill one by one. Vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, headaches, muscle pains, lethargy—all six of us are experiencing most or all symptoms.

I took Nina and Amelia to the doctor this morning, fearful that we had all gotten some mosquito-borne illness. He seems to think it’s food poisoning (common when camping) or some sort of virus. My sister-in-law took our niece to her doctor and she thinks it’s likely a virus.

So my fears of something more serious are allayed, but that doesn’t make me feel any better physically. Time for all of us to go pile up on the couch…again.

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