If you don't normally read the comments, then you missed the last time I was actually funny. Maggie said that she didn't think there was a germ or illness that could live for two days on plastic teeth. I replied, in the comments, "Maggie, it's a VAMPIRE virus! They're immortal!!"
The bad news is that, like Bella's mutant half-human half-vampire baby in that stupid book, this virus grows really quickly. I was absolutely fine on Sunday... We had people over, I cleaned out some closets... By the time we put the kids to bed I was feeling a little crummy, but I thought it was probably just from the dust in the closets. A few hours later when we went to bed it was clear that I was really sick.
I saw my doctor yesterday and he gave me a Z-pack. He's concerned about it going deeper into my lungs, which would be bad with the pregnancy. Any infection carries a risk of preterm labor, which is not something we want to mess with, especially at only 21 weeks. He said it's probably viral, so the antibiotics probably won't do any good, but at least they'll (hopefully) prevent further infection.
The good news is that I talked the nurse into getting rid of the plastic vampire teeth when the doctor wasn't looking. Mooo-wah-hah-hah!
The other good news is that Baby Gozer is still kicking away in there, and other than a few elbows to my liver, to indicate that s/he is not at all thrilled with all the coughing, s/he doesn't seem phased by the vampire virus.
Hopefully his or her teeth won't be unusually pointy.