Who You Gonna Call? SNOTBUSTERS!
There’s a nasty flu going around, and I’m doing my best to avoid it. Both of my daughters picked it up, and I’m giving them sympathy from afar. My youngest had it morph to bronchitis, which is the norm for her whenever she runs into sinus trouble, and my older daughter sounds like she has an elephant stuffed up her nose.
Please, oh, please, oh, please, dear gods of viruses and all bacterial nastiness, do not lay this thing on me. I’m working on a deadline here! I cannot be sick! Gak!
From typing medical transcription, I know the routine the docs are giving patients: Mucinex DM at night, Mucinex D during the day, over-the-counter Flonase 2 puffs before bed, and whatever cough medicine suits your fancy (if you’re living right they’ll prescribe the good stuff with codeine and you’ll sleep all night). I gave all this information to my youngest, who was very unhappy with me when the Mucinex did what it was supposed to, which was to bust up all the icky snot. She coughed and blew her nose continuously for hours. A trip to the doctor forced her to admit that my advice was exactly correct. Turns out the doctor told her to do what I already had her doing. The only thing the doc did that I couldn’t was prescribe antibiotics for the bronchitis and ear infection and give her a steroid shot in her butt.
I’d like to say I took the high road, that I didn’t laugh out loud and say, “Well, I told you so!” I’d like to say I took the high road.
Karma might find me now and stick me with the crud for rubbing her congested little nose in my mommy-knows-best-iness. That really wasn’t very nice of me. But it felt good. 🙂
Many moons ago—back in 2010—I suffered a miserable summer cold and posted the recipe for my grandmother’s hot toddy, which works wonders for sore throats and stuffy noses. I think it’s worth another mention, what with summer colds making the rounds again. So here’s the link to that post. Give it a click and save the recipe. You won’t be sorry. Grandma really knew what’s what: Grandma’s Hot Toddy
That’s it for now, buttercup. Doctor Lisa signing off.
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