Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
I have six... They are supposed to be Pekin. Might be French White Muscovies. I might be finding another source for Pekin just in case. Regardless, when I know sexes I will post it here that I have so many females, and you can tell me then if you want the extras.
Yes, I was actually thinking about a nasal spray.
I just can't believe it. The information is not readily available yet, but it seems like he died at home of a heart attack due to the virus.
Dehydration can cause electrolyte imbalances, normally can be handled by folks but severe dehydration or a previously unknown cardiac arrhythmia tendancy can create the right combination for a fatal cardiac event.
It is also possible for the infection to cause an inflammation of the heart muscle (pericarditis) which again can lead to fatal arrhythmia.
Severe dehydration and it's electrolyte imbalances can also cause systemic organ failures secondary to shock (low volume, poor perfusion)
Understanding some of the physical effects won't help with the pain and anger of loosing your BIL, but it can help prevent future problems by increasing awareness of just how nasty a case of the flu can be.