==; update #1: a bit ago, she threw up stuff she probably hadn't eaten yet! Running a nasty temperature and has asthmatic wheezes while breathing. So, we have placed a call to reschedule the infusion. And we have been able to "get in" to the Primary Care doctor (about 35-40 minutes away) for about 90 minutes from now. So more "stuff" going on. Will advise.
--> update #2 Doctor findings: BAD case of strep. REAL bad. Not bad enough to admit her to hospital (though the margin is getting slim) but bad. So we embark on yet another round of antibiotics. We've been going through these rounds --- this is the third -- of infections and antibiotics for two months now. This round is supposed to last for 10 days, that previous one, ending about 10 days ago, lasted for 14 days! I brought her home from doctor office -- a 40 minute drive --and tucked her into bed. Then off to the pharmacy: doctor staff had called in the prescription so I didn't wait long. Did pick up some yogurt, etc. while there: the antibiotics also kill off the "good" bacteria in your gut, and the yogurt with active cultures helps to restore the balance. I just got back, fed her pill #1, put some pain killer on the incision of the foot that had that surgery yet still hurts a LOT. Surgery was in September. Of 2015. Not healed yet.
Happy Tuesday to all.
Unseasonably warm here, which I regard as a blessing. Of course, I am not running a snow-plowing service. Probably, those who do have a different attitude on the matter.
Off in just a few minutes to go next door to assist Dear Wife in "watching" the Little One. The mom, wife's niece, is at work. Wife is the "designated watcher" most days, though not on Thursday: wife is scheduled for a nasty "infusion" tomorrow morning and will be hors de combat for at least four days. So one of the grandmothers, wife's sister, gets the honor.
Wife is still feeling lousy, but we are grateful that the nasty fever she'd been running for well over a week broke late Sunday night/early Monday morning. A welcome sign, truly. I really had expected to be hauling her to the ER on Sunday afternoon, probably should have dragged her, but she wanted to try to avoid it. So we shall see. She has been having the asthma-like "wheezes" for the last week, took one of those "breathing treatments" around 6 pm. Helped her breathing ability quite a lot, and greatly reduced the wheezing sounds, though not a total cessation. She still does not have any kind of an appetite, which is most unusual for her. One hopes that it will not be worsened by tomorrow morning's infusion.
Had a series of somewhat nasty back and forths with a cousin yesterday. Subject was "refugees" and "illegal aliens" in general. She takes great exception to the very term , and is one of those "open borders" adherents, a stance to which I am in opposition. Gets a bit loud, though I tried to moderate the tone on my end. But it's an issue that brings out some very strong reactions on all sides, and there does not seem to be much middle ground. Then I saw a link out of the newspaper in Denver, showing how the sheriff there did not honor an ICE detainer on a prisoner, releasing him on a low bail bond. Leading in relatively short order to that same ILLEGAL ALIEN committing an armed robbery that concluded with the victim being shot to death. Perhaps you regard that as of no import, but I doubt that the victim's family and friends would agree.
Our assigned study in the Old Testament for today is chapters 5 and 6 in the book of Numbers.
The New Testament portion is verses 1-20 in Mark chapter 4.