Friday, July 28, 2006

Dengue Fever

This week has been totally exhausting. I got home Sunday night (sans suitcases), and went back to work on Monday morning. This was my last week of work for my county job, and it actually wasn't too bad. The woman we hired to replace me is great and a fast learner. The hard part was the jet lag - it seems like the recovery period gets longer each time I fly. I caught some kind of Bangladesh Death Flu before I left, which didn't help matters much.

Speaking of Death Flu, Masud had also been sick for about a week before we left. He seemed to be getting better, but suddenly yesterday he started feeling really sick at the office. He went to the clinic and discovered that his fever was at 104. He started to get a bad headache and the doctor decided to send him to the emergency room. They tested him for malaria, dengue, and menengitis. My poor husband is terrified of hospitals and needles, and he had to have some painful tests including a spinal tap.

It turns out that he doesn't have malaria or menengitis, but the dengue results won't be back from the CDC for a few days. The doctor is pretty sure it's dengue. Google it for more info - it's a pretty intense disease.

I want to be with him but I can't afford a plane ticket, and the drive is over 11 hours so I'd have to turn around right after I got there. I guess this is another consequence we'll have to learn to deal with...

1 comment:

Zeenat said...

I'm so sorry Katie. Hopefully your hubby dear will get better soon. Keep us posted.