Suffering from whooping cough for a month. Now have extra Upper RTI. Basically I've spent 4 weeks coughing until my lungs were empty and then my throat closed so I couldn't breathe in. And just as the cough started reducing, so that the fits were down to just one or two a day, and only being woken up once.... I'm now full of more congestion to irritate and trigger them every hour or so. I understand if you don't want to hug me, even virtually, for fear of contagion.