Friday, August 10, 2007

Slow

I am. Slow, that is. It didn't occur to me until yesterday morning that my summer cold has been hanging around for way too long, and that coughing that badly for that long was not exactly usual. Bronchitis? Can't be bronchitis, I though. And it isn't. It's tracheitis, which is essentially the same thing, only higher up. If I thought of this possibility earlier in the week, I might have gotten to see my doctor earlier, started antibiotics earlier, and may have been feeling well enough to join my family in the rented house where my parents have been hanging out with Monkey this week. As is, I am sleepy and tired, and still coughing, and am home alone. Hopefully I will feel better after today's dose of antibiotics, and will be able to get some of the chores done that I have been putting off this whole week.

One good thing about this stupid bacterial infection, though, is that since I have to take antibiotics for it, the very selfsame antibiotics, since they are already in the general neighborhood of my bloodstream, should be doing double duty and clearing out any strep B squatters that might have moved in since the last eviction notice was served. And because of Aurelia's brilliant suggestion then, JD is now on the same antibiotics too, just to make sure the squatters get the message.

My GP also ordered a whole lot of tests yesterday, and I was hoping that at least some will be back today. But none are, so as far as getting any more information, we're on hold until Monday late afternoon.

8 comments:

Julia S. said...

So sorry you are sick and missing family time. Rest up and get better.

Aurelia said...

I'm glad my suggestion helped anyway! hehe very funny about the double treatment, but yes, it can definitely help get rid of the bugs forever.

Saaaayyy, when you get sick, does that ever throw off your thyroid tests a bit?

Lori said...

Oh, I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. You will see over on my blog that I have been under the weather myself. Nothing nearly so serious as you, and no medication required, but still, I am left feeling sluggish and unproductive. Which I hate!

Hopefully you will be full of pep again very soon!

Beruriah said...

Good lord the whole world is sick. Glad JD is on the drugs too. It sucks you have to miss the weekend plans. Take care and gets lots of rest.

wannabe mom said...

i hope you get better and fast. summer sicky sucky!!

niobe said...

What a fantastic idea of Aurelia's (which I totally managed to miss before). Hope you're feeling much, much better soon. I've never heard of tracheitis, but it sounds very nasty.

meg said...

Hope you are feeling better soon--it sounds awful! And good suggestion from Aurelia--I never would have thought about having to treat the guy too--it just wouldn't have occurred to me. That girl is brilliant! I hope the antibiotics kick some butt and you are feeling better, very soon.

slouching mom said...

Hope you're feeling better by now -- that the antibiotics have kicked in.