Friday, January 23, 2009

The Flu Chronicles - Day Six

Salamander is definitely feeling better. We actually spent some time outside this afternoon, which was absolutely delightful and much needed. The fresh air and sunshine made us GIDDY!!! I took some great pics of Salamander romping in the snow.. I'll post them later..

Salamander seems a little bit better today.. I don't want to get my hopes up, as it's only the beginning of day. But his voice is back, he wants to talk more, he is asking for solids (as opposed to pear sauce or apple sauce or just drink water), AND he's talking about wanting to go outside (okay... slow down bud, let's first see how you do for the next hour or so).

[he just devoured an almond flour muffin, and is now asking if he can take an Epsom salt bath after breakfast.. ]

He continues to cough.. a lot... and he has a history of double pneumonias (although all predating diet changes etc), so I'm going to keep a close eye on things. In fact, I may just try to get a Zithromax script out of one of his docs.. to have on hand, just in case (and trust me, I will only use it if I see things 'go south'; and yes, I KNOW that antibiotics do nothing for viral pneumonias.. but with Salamander's ongoing sinus congestion and strep levels, if we do end up with a pneumonia, it won't be a viral one).

His spirits are definitely up.. he's restless, he wants to DO STUFF. So it'll be a bit of a challenge to get him to take it easy for the next few days..

I'll be spending time today on sanitizing my house. So far, Potatey shows no signs of coming down with anything. Yes, he's had a cough for a while now, but it's a loose and productive one, and he's had it since well BEFORE Salamander came down with the flu.

Me? I am EXHAUSTED.. so I better keep my supplements etc going; otherwise I'll be next..(yes, I am pitching in extra immune and antiviral supports..)


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