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*cough* *wheeze*

It's been a bit of a long weekend here at the old' homestead (and looking to be a long week).  Emily, who's been down with an ear and sinus infection, had a bad reaction to her antibiotic, and has been very sick; thus our being mostly absent from the internet.  The doc put her on a different bug drug, and once the old one wore off most of the side effects went away -- at least she can hold down solid food -- but she ran a fever most of the weekend.  She's feeling better now and is on the road to recovery, but I haven't checked her temperature yet this morning. I'm a little worried that this up will be followed by another down.  Still, not to worry: Now that she's keeping down the antibiotics we'll have her fixed up in no time.  (Okay, I'm still worried, but that's my job.)

I've been having mild cold/sinus symptoms that I suspect are just allergies -- from what I'm hearing allergy problems are unusually common this winter, and I don't usually take my meds this time of year. It's probably just that we've been cooped up for the last several days, except for occasional runs to the store. After all, sinus infections aren't contagious.

They aren't, are they?

They're predicting 4-8 inches of snow and high winds here before the main part of the oncoming storm hits on Wednesday. People around the country have had it lots worse -- there's a blizzard watch just to the west of here -- and we're stocked up on medicine and food.  However, I'm told Emily's college has closed because of weather only twice in the last 37 years, so I'm understandably concerned about getting her down there.  Don't bother saying she shouldn't go because of her illness -- higher education waits for no one and no thing! But even if we do make it down for her quiz on Tuesday, I'm fairly well convinced the roads will be too bad to attempt it Wednesday. We'll see ... I'd think a college would take conditions into consideration and maybe, at least, allow students to turn in work over the internet, but they seem to assume everyone lives across the street in student housing.

What else? Oh, the website reached 500 hits sometime yesterday.  Sorry we haven't updated in a little while, but my webmaster hasn't been up to it. How goes it with everyone else?



( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
It's nice to know that I'm not the only one suffering from allergies this winter (I guess). I keep thinking that I'm getting sick, but I'm fairly certain that it's all been allergies, which is really frustrating.

ETA: And I hope you and Emily are both feeling better soon!

Edited at 2011-01-31 05:17 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
The doc put me on a nasal inhaler, one of those things you have to take all the time rather than just when you're having symptoms, but I usually stop taking it during winter. I hate being on medication, but it's starting to look like I'll have to rethink that.

Emily's doing better -- she went to class yesterday, and will again today if we don't get stuck in a snowdrift.
Jan. 31st, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh poor Emily! Hope she feels better soon.
Feb. 1st, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
Thanks -- she seems to be doing a lot better. At least the fever's gone, and the new antibiotics aren't making her sick.
Jan. 31st, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
I'll pass it on to her! She's behind on her course work now, so I can't guarantee when she'll be online yet.
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
I hope Emily feels better soon - it's horrible feeling so miserable, especially when you can't stop.

Allergies are pretty bad - weird for winter. I've been taking Claritin every day.

And honestly, with the weather they're predicting, the school better give a snow day!

(I did two pic spam posts yesterday - that's what I did with my weekend.)
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
By "can't stop," I meant when you can't stop what you're supposed to be doing and stay home in bed. It sounded a little ambiguous when I reread it!
Feb. 1st, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
I guess it was, wan't it? :-) But I knew what you meant!
Feb. 1st, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Yes, very strange how many people have been having allergies this weekend. It might be contributing to Emily's being so ill also, and she really can't stop. Colleges just don't like to close their doors, even when it's a safety issue ...
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Wayne State closed today at 5:00 and canceled everything tomorrow! I don't think that matters to those of us doing everything on line, though....
Feb. 2nd, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
No, that's one of the advantages of online classes -- no worries about road conditions!
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hope you guys are feeling better. I've been sick and internet-absent myself.
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
Weeeelllll..... she's keeping down the antibiotics, and her original problem seems to be a lot better -- but now it seems we both have a cold.
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