I came home from work yesterday around 9:15am (after an hour and a half) due to my cough and basic inability to breathe. The weird part is how little the ammount of coughing this week has had to do with how I feel. Monday I was coughing every few minutes, but they were productive coughs and did not disrupt my day. Yesterday I was not coughing nearly that often, but when I did cough it was an uncontrollable, horrible sound fit that made me feel like crap. Today we are back to the more frequent, more productive coughs thankfully, and I am back at work accordingly.
Hopefully it continues to improve.