This series of hot and muggy days sparking severe thunderstorms is getting a little old. One does not know whether to duck the high winds or begin building an ark. Not to mention there can be too much of a good thing where water is concerned. My deck plants are proof of that. I can almost hear them gurgling from their roots that enough is enough.
For the latest in this bronchitis saga, I spent six hours in the emergency room on Sunday. The nurse at the clinic had warned me to head for the ER if the head congestion seemed to be getting worse. By Sunday afternoon, I knew I'd better receive medical attention.
It turns out I probably have had an acute sinus infection along with the bronchitis all along (no wonder I couldn't breath!). In "normal" people, the antibiotics given for the bronchitis would have cured both but did not in my case. So... very powerful antibiotics were started before I left and a prescription given to have filled today.
Thankfully, a chest x-ray showed clear and the infection was not in my ears, too. The swelling from the sinus passages was causing the hearing problem.
I was blessed with the nicest nurses and ER doctor this time. He explained why I have had problems with a couple of the antihistamines I took these past few weeks. Turns out people with thyroid and/or diabetes illnesses should not take any antihistamine with a "D" in the label, which is what we had on hand for the guy's allergy symptoms. These are usually the antihistamines you have to obtain from the pharmacist and sign for so they know you are not using them to make meth.
We started our summer school schedule this morning. I think it should be illegal to have a class begin at 7:30 in the morning any time of the year but especially in the summer. I was already awake when the alarm went off at 6:15 but the college student had become use to a 9:00 start to his workday. Let's just say it took awhile for him to wake up. He will combine full time work hours with the class and studies the remainder of the summer.
Christopher may be moving on campus this fall, he should know soon if he gets accepted to the Christian co-op a few of his friends live in already. He has been asked to commit to a year at his new job so living on campus would make it far easier to combine ten hours of work during the school year and a heavy class schedule. Not to mention making it much easier for Mom. But I'm only thinking of him. ;)
Thank you all so much for your prayers and well wishes. Hoping to feel much, much better soon.