By Diane Ako
My kid gave us another head cold. She got it in early-mid August and it was mild but persistent. It lasted her about three weeks.
Of course, it went around the entire family. My dad and I are the last to get it. We have seen this play out and we know it lasts a while.
I have a trip coming up so I went to the doctor, who told me there is nothing that can be done for a virus. She gave me some medications to treat the symptoms.
The symptoms are: body aches and fever in the first week, then a hacking cough that lingers for another one-11 weeks. I just couldn't believe when she said some of her patients have had it for three months. She said she's been getting a lot of patients lately with this virus.
So it's been three weeks and I'm at the bad cough/ runny nose stage, and while it's not debilitating, it makes me tired sooner.
Meantime, I've been kicked out of not one but two beds. Claus said he can't sleep because I have wheezy or honking coughing fits a few times a night. (It was more, until I got the codiene cough syrup.)
I went into Olivia's bed the first night but she complained of the same the next morning.
So I'm relegated to the guest bed, which is in a very tiny room under the dog's porch, and due to my lack of construction experience, I forgot to add insulation when I had that room built. I hear every movement and nail scratch Inca makes.
I'm doing Neti pot twice a day, vitamins, about 20 cups of tea a day, and lots of sleep. My question is, anyone had this and do you have tips to get over it sooner?
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