The boyfriend woke up this morning and called me. We had been trying to make plans to hang out after my 11am test. He called and said, "I'm not going to be able to see you. I'm really sick."
Symptoms listed online for swine flu:"If you or a member of your family has a fever or high temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F) and two or more of the following symptoms, you may have swine flu:
- unusual tiredness,
- runny nose,
- sore throat,
- shortness of breath or cough,
- loss of appetite,
- aching muscles,
- diarrhoea or vomiting."
Boyfriend symptoms: cough, chest pain, chills, fever, achy body, feels like he's going to throw up.
I'm thinking he's right in his guess of the swine flu. He's not one to admit that he's sick even when he is, so the fact that he called me to tell me he was sick and is going straight home and to the doctor is HUGE. "This one has knocked me to my knees" he said.
BLESSING: we were both super busy yesterday and therefore didn't get to see each other at all. I'm not super worried I have it too.
The part that bothers me the most is when he's sick, my natural "motherly" instinct kicks in and all I want to do is help him get better. I want to bring him soup, change the temperature when he needs it, etc. Nurse him back to health, but I can't. I have to stay away from him when he needs help the most.
I feel kinda selfish staying away. I UNDERSTAND it's for my health and that he doesn't find it selfish because he wants me to be well, blah blah blah. Doesn't change the fact that he's sick and I can do anything about it.
There is no confirmed diagnosis yet, but he's sick with SOMETHING bad and it sounds like the swine flu. Awesome. Poor boyfriend. :[