An Uncapped Pen

March 14, 2008

Whooping Cough

Filed under: Health — cindylv @ 5:25 am

I thought it was extinct. I was wrong.

It’s contagious, and could turn to pneumonia if left untreated.

Down for the count while I wait for modern medicine to work miracles.

Antibiotics and Prednisone.

Home remedies include lots of ginger ale and pudding.

And sleep, sleep, sleep.

Edited to add:  In the wee hours of the morning while unable to stop coughing long enough to get to sleep, I googled home remedies for coughing.  I found many strange and exotic concoctions.  Too pooped to get adventurous, I settled for lemon juice, boiling water and honey.  After two mugs today, I’ve had a relatively quiet afternoon.  What a simple, drug-free remedy.  Thank you to whomever posted it. 



  1. While you sleep with those drugs….antibiotics that is, I hope; I’ll say some prayers to get well soon.

    Comment by Usman — March 14, 2008 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  2. Thank you, Usman. And I’m glad to hear from you this morning. Don’t be a stranger!

    Comment by cindylv — March 14, 2008 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  3. Add my prayers to Usman’s. May you get well soon.

    P.S. We DC’ers are eagerly awaiting the next installment of Casual Duty. Get well first, then take us back to the desert.

    Comment by Steve Wylder — March 15, 2008 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks, Steve. During my waking hours, I’m working a few kinks out of the next scene. When I sit down to write, it should flow right out (unless that pesky man from Porlock shows up!)

    Comment by cindylv — March 16, 2008 @ 1:27 am | Reply

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