February 3rd, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Update on plague central

Critter's temperature was still up this morning, although I couldn't find the thermometer when I wanted to take his temperature. I gave him Advil, which is supposed to be better at fever reduction. Meanwhile, my throat is red. I went ahead and called the doctor's office: he has an appointment at 11:30, and I have one at 11:40. In other words, we're both scheduled to see Dr. S together.
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And the diagnosis is...

Critter has acute bronchitis and I have acute pharyngitis. We both got antibiotics, and he got hydrocodone cough syrup. After a lunch of soup and sandwish and apple, Critter went up to his room to rest. He thinks he's going to watch a DVD. I think he's going to fall asleep.

Now I'm gonna go see if I can find a graphic pharmacopeia; I haven't seen erythmycin in this form before...
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I called the pharmacy

I couldn't find an online visual drug reference. So I called the pharmacy. It seems this is a nifty slow-release version of erythromycin (oh, and I checked my spelling. ;), and it's also supposed to be easier on the stomach. She was happy to verify it, and seemed pleased that a patient actually pays attention to the appearance of her drugs.

And now it's time to go drop off a deposit for Woodstream, and then pick up Tigger at school and take him to a birthday party at the bowling alley. Busy day.
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I'm a wimp

I deposited the check, picked up Tigger, dropped him off at the party, and then called and got Bébé to say he'd pick him up for me. Checking email, then I'm going to nap.

Throat hurts more. Think I'll take some Advil for the nap.
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wimpy sick person throwing in the towel

My throat still hurts.

I got my rubber ducky from Cinder today, and I don't have enough energy to haul myself in and out of the tub to try it out. Maybe when I'm well.

I added things to the interests list in my profile.

I added recent friends to the RealPeople filter in my friends groups.

I wonder, can other people use my filters? Try reading just RealPeople, and let me know if it works.
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slowly making my way to bed

I read a chapter of Borrowers Afield to Tigger, and then catnapped on the couch with all the dogs. They say that having animal companions speeds recovery from illness. Call it therapy. ;)

Checked email. Nothing from Flar about how much to deposit in the personal account. He only left one signed check. But then, I can't make the deposit until after 2pm tomorrow, because I was late depositing the check to the business account today. If he says to go ahead and deposit 75% of what came in, that will be enough to pay both mortgages, a set of tuition checks and miscellaneous small bills.

Brought in the mail, but it needs sorting tomorrow. The water company finally sent out forms for auto-payment. That bill is never huge, and they give a very short period between billing and duedate. I just got the latest bill today, which is due on the 10th, for instance. So I've been impatiently awaiting the auto-pay paperwork.

I have to stay up until at least 10 before I go to sleep, to take another dose of medicine, and keep it spaced as close to 8 hours as possible. 11 would be better, as I don't want to wake up at 6 am on the weekend.

So I'm going to bed to read. I already got the dishes in the dishwasher, but I think I need to check that it's set to wash, and I have to put a load of clothes from the washer into the dryer on the way to bed.

Tomorrow, no school for Critter -- oh, that's the other reason I was in email -- okay, taken care of, bowling for me if I'm up to it, and no errands, to maximize rest. Maybe the allergist. Will ask about shots while sick.
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Emoticons

Note to self -- stop using sick in the frogs emoticons. There's no particular relevance to the toilet in this illness.

Gotta design a sad looking raccon with a thermometer in its mouth for my emoticon set. Even when I'm not running a fever, I tend to take my temp. when I'm sick.

Really going to be bed now. Honest.
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