Oh man. I am finally starting to feel human again.
My doctor never did call me back, which was aggravating... But my throat started feeling better and the fever broke, so it ended up just being my typical cold symptoms. It just...knocked me flat. I literally did NOTHING all day Friday, Saturday I was dragged out of the house to keep Sam company while he burned off Baxter's energy and then we ran a few errands, and then yesterday was another day of doing nothing.
I haven't had a cold that nasty in a while, but I don't think it was flu, and once my throat started feeling better I figured it wasn't strep. I was, however, immensely grateful when Sam got home on Friday afternoon. I hadn't been drinking nearly enough water, because the only energy I had I saved for taking Baxter outside and getting him his own food/water. Once Sam was home, he was a perfect nurse! It's much easier to drink enough water when you know someone else will go and refill the glass for you.
However, after watching Baxter at my parents' (where we take him to get him really running...their yard is much larger), I'm realizing that he needs to build up some more endurance. I'm not sure how concerned I should be, or if I should put it in terms of myself - he hasn't been getting as much exercise lately due to my crazy schedule and being sick, so therefore that much exertion wore him out faster than it typically would. If I'm still feeling good by the time I get back home, I'll try to get him out for a walk. It'll do me some good since I've been cooped up at home barely able to get up off of the couch.
I may still SOUND awful, but...at least I'm functioning. Yay!