Family dealing with H1N1, but they're 'not alone' with community's support

Published: Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 03:27 PM.

THE 411 ON H1N1

H1N1, or swine flu, symptoms include fever, cough and sore throat; body aches, headache and chills; and fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting, according to Mayo Clinic.

Current flu vaccinations cover swine flu, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in 2010. The organization has since downgraded the viral infection from this classification.

However, the Sweeneys face steep hospital bills. And with Crystal starting physical therapy, Jared said his wife— who was admitted to the hospital Nov. 19 — isn't expected home anytime soon.

They expect $5,000 in uncovered costs.

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