Let me start by saying, this is NOT life threatening or even major, I am just curious & somewhat frustrated. If anyone knows what this is, maybe I will feel better. At least then when people call & say, "Did you drop off the face of the earth?" I can say, "Oh no, we have rigafrigarigious." We are ill. I know it is a virus, but WHAT virus???? Christmas we started with the intestinal thing, all 7 of us in a 24 hour period. It lasted (coming & going) 2 weeks, actually it is still somewhat with us but we have other problems now. Last weekend we all (in a 24 hour period) came down with a cold/flu thing. The high fever, coughing, sneezing, blowing noses constantly, achey, kind and we were just beginnnig to feel a little better from the intestinal thing, but it is still here. That was last Saturday-Monday. Then Thursday we began breaking out in spots. By Saturday night ALL of us had them. They look like spider bites, kind of, are very itchy & everyone has 15-20 of them. At first I thought they were spider bites, but EVERYONE???? & we haven't seen but one spider in weeks. I checked bedding, nothing. These will pop out any time of day. So I think the bite explaination is out the window. I am assuming it is a virus, but WHAT???? & yes, I will call the doc tomorrow, but as fevers are now down to 99.1 or so, I am not bothering him on the weekend. We are avoiding people as we don't want to share. Oh & did I mention that my sil's family all has it, too, and we haven't see them since Christmas week?????