Take a Raincheck Until Tomorrow?
I know y'all had your mouths set to hear about the second day of my trip (Visit to Sonic! Homecoming parade! My mother being fawned over by the assistant county prosecutor!) but I need to postpone it (As a kid I thought the word was "postphone") until tomorrow. B's pretty sick and I've been trying to keep him going.
Yesterday afternoon we were both taking a nap and B woke up suddenly with a 102 degree fever. He was shaking with the chills but nothing else seemed to be wrong with him. A couple hours later he started to cough and spit up mucus and his nose got slightly stuffy. Of course we suspected a cold but colds don't come on suddenly with a fever and it seemed unlikely that he has the flu since he got a flu shot three weeks ago.
I got his fever down to about 99 degrees before bed but we were still up all night with him coughing and spitting up. He has only a little control of his diaphragm so coughing up anything is very difficult for him and he can choke easily so I had to keep my eye on him until the coughing subsided.
We called the doctor early this morning to tell her what was going on and she came to our apartment late this afternoon. B's ability to control his body temperature is compromised by his spinal cord injury so we always need to try to get a fever under control. After a good going over she said he had a viral infection, prescribed an antibiotic and something for his fever, told him to drink lots and lots and rest and he'd be better in a few days. Right now his fever is up again to 101 degrees but he ate some supper and his coughing has stopped so I think he's improving a little.
Anyway, I've had very little sleep so if you'll let me off the hook until tomorrow before I continue my tale I'd appreciate it. I'll even sweeten the deal and include pictures.