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Old 08-11-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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Returned From Dream on 8/4 With Respiratory Illness

Sooo, we had a fabulous three day cruise on the Dream 8/1-8/4. The second day of our cruise I noticed a runny/stuffy nose. By the last day and our flight home, I felt horrible. Cough, chills, and yucky nose. We have been back a week now, and it still lingers. Annoying cough, other than that I feel ok. Ironically I was the only one who got it. My two kids (ages 7 and 2.5), and my mom didn't get a thing, and are still well. Now we were in WDW for the six days prior so I guess I could have picked it up there too. Just wondering if anyone else came back around that time with the same crud. Here's hoping it goes away soon!
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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You definitely picked that up from the parks. All of that needs more than 24 hours to develop. Kids seem to be immune from a lot more than adults since they are exposed to so much more in school.

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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I always boost myself with a bunch of those EmergenC vitamin packs in water bottles for a few days before and the drive down. I am much more sanitary hand gel crazy before meals now! Its either get up and find a restroom to wash hands or use the gel. It worked this last time twice! I think a big reason we get sick at the parks is not wanting to pay a buncha money for water bottles but I've learned that being well for the trip is better than being sick. Dehydration is a MAJOR way to get sick!

Its not a guarantee but every lil bit helps!

Also I did that before a weekend to Indiana. It must not have been enough to keep the "people soup" at bay at the water park I was at. I woke up with a sore on my leg (you know how comfortable walking half wet half dry is and I was not prepared because we went at the last minute) and it came and went for a month. 3 weeks ago we had to cut it out. I got a deep staph infection from a water park. Great. (It manifested immediately the next day ferociously and then I was able to fight it off some of the time but we are 99% sure it came from the water park due to the next morning coming out like a major infection!)

Now Im not in a hurry to go to any water parks. I'm still not healed from this thing getting cut out! It reminds me of that whenever I mow the yard or try to walk the dogs.

I HATE bugs!!!
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