Just checked the CDC website. Could be norovirus. I don’t think it’s the same virus as her cold, but she texted her boss who suggested it might be. They’re the nurses, but I’ve (personally) never seen a ‘cold’ turn into a ‘flu’. Since it seemed to hit pretty suddenly, and since norovirus can hit in 12 hours, a norovirus infection can’t be ruled out. I guess we’ll find out if I come down with it in the next 12 to 48 hours.
The most common symptoms—
[ul][li]diarrhea[/li][li]throwing up[/li][li]nausea[/li][li]stomach pain[/ul][/li]
Symptoms of dehydration—
[ul][li]decrease in urination[/li][li]dry mouth and throat[/li][li]feeling dizzy when standing up[/ul][/li][/quote]
She hasn’t mentioned a headache, and the only stomach pain she mentioned was that Robitussin and Nyquil hurt her stomach. She hasn’t complained of dry mouth or throat, and she’s not feeling dizzy upon standing. But she did mention she’d urinated, which indicates a decrease in urination.
Treatment for norovirus is to drink plenty of fluids and feel miserable for three days. In addition to the soup, she asked me to pick up Gatorade. I got her four litres. She’s drinking that, and had some broth from the soup. The CDC says ‘Sports drinks and other drinks without caffeine or alcohol can help with mild dehydration. But, these drinks may not replace important nutrients and minerals.’ So the Gatorade will help with the dehydration and the broth will help with the nutrients.