Friday, August 31, 2018

Cough, Cough


I do not recall ever having such a chest cold. It is one of those summerthings and they are usually worse.

My son had a cold. He did not realize what it was for a couple of days. He mostly was coughing and his throat was sore. It lasted for about a week.

I woke up this morning with a cough. It is now late afternoon. Every time I cough I feel like my throat is being ripped out.  I am feverish and cold.

I try not to cough but every once in a while it explodes all by itself.

We went to the drug store to grab some over-the-counter medidineso I will be able to sleep tonight. And I loaded up on cough drops even though they feel like crucshed glass to my throat.

My wonderful son is making supper tonight so I won't have to cook. Bless his heart.

After I eat I will take some of that night time liquid and I will sleep all night.

I know I will feel better soon. But Oh how I hope it is a fast soon.

Now that I have complained I will sign off.

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  1. I hope it's short, short, short! It's been years since I've been sick, knock wood.

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    1. Thank you. For two days that I had no voice and that is frustrating. I slept a lot for three days and I think that helped. I wish this on no one,

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  2. Nothing worse and when I start coughing it goes on for months so I hope you heal quicker than I do! Take care and try to rest, glad your son is cooking for you. Diane

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    1. We have been eating a lot of sandwiches and canned food. It is not the best thing but I guess soup is soup. Unfortunately this thing has now moved into my head. Now my nose is running and my brain feels swollen. Ugh. Poor me.

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    1. I hesitate to put it in print but I feel pretty good today. I seem to remember grown-ups saying that if you treat a cold it will last for only seven days but ignore it and it will last for a week. Sounds about right to me.

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  4. Oh, I had this coughing bouts about a month back. I read online to boild milk with crushed garlic and drink so I gave it a try. And I seemed to have aced it. No more coughing after two days of drinking this.

    Hope you get better soon.

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    1. I have heard of that before. I might try it if I ever have the same problem. I do not know if I could handle the taste.

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  5. With Jilda's compromised immune system, I get aggressive with any kind of bug. I'll go to the emergency clinic (It's like an after hours place that you can see a doc quickly) and get shot up with steroids. And, if there's any chance of infection, they load me up on antibiotics.
    In that past, I would usually self medicate and get over most of the bugs by myself, but I can't afford to give her anything that might cause her serious problems.

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    1. Jilda's is a special case. She needs to be especially careful. I was a bit worried about pneumonia because it centered in my chest. As we get older we have to be careful of things like that.

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  6. Oh my dear friend Emma i am so sorry that you gt fever and cough ,when ever season takes curve it happens all over here too family and thank god it works out always!
    god bless you dear!!!
    hope you feel better after self medication we also use a syrup whe it gets any member of the f

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    1. Yesterday was the first day I felt completely well. This is the first cold I have had in a long time. I suppose I was overdue.

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  7. I am reading this post well after the time of your not feeling well, Emma, and by now that discomfort is a past memory (I hope).

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    1. It still tries to remind me once in a while but I feel almost normal.

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