Monday, January 28, 2008

Close Family???

Status: Hack Hack Cough. 'Nuff said.

So the entire fam ended up in urgent care this weekend, Hubby and I and Thing One all have Bronchitis and are on Zithromax, and now I'm about to take Thing Four to the Dr. because he "officially" has symptoms. FUN.

The Dr. said "you must be a close family." O-K.

When I went to get all FOUR prescriptions filled for our family, the pharmacist made the comment "Wow--close family."

WTH does that mean? Close family? Um, yes, we all share the same domicile. How close do you need to get? I just find that weird. Anyway...

I'm grumpy, because my lungs have started to sound like people talking when I breathe. Yes, seriously. They sound like voices. Ask my Hubby.
It freaks me out because I think I'm not alone in the house, and I CAN'T go to sleep with my lungs reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in multi-voice DEMONSPEAK or whatever they're doing. Apparently I have the wheezes REALLY bad...

Hopefully the antibiotics will work faster. And I hate using the prescription inhaler. It makes me jittery and shaky. And edgy. And Grumpy.

I guess I'd better stop posting, my attitude is going down the toilet very fast.


Anonymous said...

Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry.

And those comments made regarding your family were just . . .rude.

Can you use Vicks vapo-rub along with your anitbiotics? Or put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in boiling water and do some steaming? I have a long history of bronchitis and pneuomia and it always stopped the demonspeak in the lungs. I know EXACTLY what you mean, and it's a really freaky sensation.

Feel better soon.

Lowa said...

I don't get that about the close family thing, either!?!? Whatever. Strange.

That is pretty funny hearing about your lungs talking. I mean, it is not funny at all I am sure, but when you describe it, it is pretty dang amusing!

Hope you all feel better soon!

Michelle Miles said...

I agree - those were rude comments. What business is it of theirs anyway? When you have a large family, it stands to reason you're probably all going to be sick together. That happened in my family.

I hope you get well soon. Maybe a humidifier would help? And Lysol and bleach. Lots and lots of it. hehe

Lynn Sinclair said...

I think the doctor and pharmacist were just trying to inject a little humour into the situation. My mom is fighting a bout of bronchitis too. Hope you all feel better soon.