A bit short this morning. Dear Wife has been quite sick all night, most of yesterday, and right now. Whether she's having an asthma attack, or has transitioned into pneumonia, is not clear. Being that it is Saturday, meaning that our "primary care physician" office is closed, and being that we, like millions of others, have been seriously damaged by the abomination of Obamacare (spit, spit), our options are pretty limited. A "doc in a box", a.k.a. walk-in clinic, is no longer an option. The ER, 14 miles away, IS, and we may have to go that route if she worsens. Some people think that to be a good thing. I disagree.
If that sounds bitter, it is. Very.
I'm not at 100% myself, but I'll get through it by sheer willpower if nothing else. Her reservoir of that has been hit hard, though she's tougher than I am.
====>> first update:
She's sleeping now and is a good hour or more into that. Probably the best thing for her. Last evening, well, actually once in the mid-afternoon, once in the mid-evening, and once in the middle of the night, she had to take a "breathing treatment", meaning using a "nebulizer" machine and some alupent that we've been holding for "several" years, so that she could breathe. Neither of her two small inhalers were making any headway. So it let her breathe. Might help with her chronic pleurisy as well. What it didn't let her do was sleep: alupent is pretty much like adrenaline, so it's like an adrenaline "rush" going straight into the body via the lungs. Not conducive to nodding off into a good REM sleep. Sleep is one of those blessing we don't think about, until we can't. But it gives a respite from the matters of the day (usually) and lets the mind and body recover a bit. We'll see how she's doing when she wakes up. We've had to make the dash to the ER before, and may have to do so again, it's not unknown to go from "looks fine" to "at death's door" in a very short time. Been there. More than once.
the portion from the Old Testament today is chapters 26 and 27 of Leviticus. This concludes Leviticus.
This contains quite a lot, including some specific "thou shall" and "thou shalt NOT" language, and with some pretty awful punishments for violation, particularly for willful violations. I've had some respected Christians tell me that the Lord would never do these things any more. I beg to differ. I not only think that He could, I think that He will. Soon, too, I fear.
Our reading in the New Testament is chapter 2 in the Gospel of Mark.