My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Swine Flu Turned Viral Bronchitis

Our whole family came down with the swine flu (H1N1) the first week in November. I was first and had it longest, then Hubby then Kid. We've all recovered but have lingering coughs. So I made the doctor see me yesterday and didn't come away with great news. Yes, the H1N1 flu is gone, but in it's place is a nasty little viral bronchitis. Now, my immune system is naturally horrible and quite compromised so I usually get bronchitis once or twice a year. This time, it wasn't anything to sneeze out. Ha. Pun.

Ahem. Never mind.

Anyway, the doc said to keep with Musinex, take something for the cough (RX tessalon pearls) and a bronchial inhaler (another RX). Keep an eye on it, and if it gets worse or if my fever gets worse, it's turning into pneumonia.

Guess that's something we should all keep an eye on. Anyone who had the flu with the cough should pay attention to how long the cough lasts, whether it's productive or dry, and any new symptoms, like the return of a fever.

Luckily, the Kid's cough is just a lingering cough with no sign of bronchitis, no fluid in his lungs so no signs of pneumonia. Just normal teenagery surliness!

So I'm gonna try to get a little more rest over the next few days. Which means house-hunting, soup-inventing and writing get put on hold.

I wonder if I can get the Kid to do a load of laundry?

Vikki

2 comments:

Trashdigger said...

cool new blog.. I enjoy the visits.. havent bouted yet with the flu.. echinacea and eating healthy.. and of course Trashs diet of coffee and smokes. So far we are all healthy.. a little cold here and there but not like you/yours.

DayPhoto said...

Golly! I'm so sorry you and yours got that nasty H1N1 flu! And now you are supper sick.

You take care. Rest, drink lots of fluids, rest, read a good book, rest.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/