May 4, 2007

Dengue Fever

Hey everyone. Thanks for checking the blog. We had some time today in the PC office in Teguc so there are 2 more new blogs below this one including pictures from swearing in and from Danli.
I officially have Dengue Fever which is a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos. I think I contracted it about 8 days ago before we left for Siguatepeque from Sabanagrande. I started feeling pretty shitty and tired in Siguatepeque, and while we were in Danli I was waking up in the middle of the night completely soaked in sweat, it pretty much felt like I had a high fever all the time and there was a lot of body aching and my eyeballs hurt really bad and I had a headache. I started feeling better Sunday and so i decided I was getting over whatever i had, but on Monday all of the symptoms came back and i felt terrible again. I got tested for dengue yesterday and that is what I have got so annie and i are staying in Teguc tonight as i had some more tests today and maybe more tommorow if things don't start to look like they are healing. I do feel substanitially better today than I have for the last week. I got a rash yesterday that is supposed to be a sign of the end to the fever.....wahoo. Somehow I also ended up with a bacterial infection in my intestines as well, so everything i have eaten since monday has just exited the system as fast as possible.

Ok i better get going.
make sure to scroll down and see the other 2 blogs from today.

3 comments:

Moose said...

LUKE:

I'm so sorry, hopefully this is the end of the fever and you will start to feel better SOON!!

saleh1109 said...

Friends,
Congratulation for your official volunteers, and I am sorry Luke,,hopefully you will start to feel better soon.
Love,
Saleh Alsagoor.

Josh said...

Luke,
I hope you’re feeling better, and getting settled into your host family’s house.

Take care
Josh