22 September, 2006

Yipes!

Chickie has been coughing for a couple of weeks. Nothing too major, we thought, though we did notice he was coughing a lot at night. This morning he had a bit of a coughing fit though. He was coughing so hard, he almost threw up.

J had to go to the doctors today anyway (he's had an x-ray and blood tests done as he has a painful foot and the doc didn't know what it was), so he decided to take Chickie to the doc's too. Luckily it's a walk-in type place, so no appointment necessary.

So anyway, I get home to find out Chickie has pneumonia! Good grief - other than a cough, he seems fine. He's happy, very very active and no temperature. Only other symptom is a slight runny nose. How the heck did he manage to get pneumonia??

He's had a chest x-ray done and apparently the doc rang after it was done to let J know what it was. He said if Chickie starts getting 'flat' or runs a temperature, we need to take him to hospital. We also have to take him back to the doc's tomorrow. J says I should get checked out too, as not long after Chickie started coughing, I did too. I do have a nasty cough, but I feel fine otherwise. Is pneumonia contagious - anyone know?

As for J - well the doctor still doesn't know what's wrong with his foot. All the usual tests came back normal. He's on anti-inflammatories and the doc wants to see him once the box is finished. He's had this problem before - mystery pains in his feet and the doctor could find no cause. It's odd...

On my side of life - the week's training is over. The presentations have been done (and we did ok). Some of the teams put in an amazing amount of effort - one team even put together a bound booklet of their presentation! Mind you, some of the most interesting didn't rely on much more than a printed sheet with points on it.

Back to work on Monday... but I have to say, I have not missed those phones one iota!

3 comments:

izzy said...

pneumonia... geesh... hope that chickie is feeling better soon... you as well.

Glad to hear your training is done... weight off of your shoulders huh?

By the way.. I love your bracelets...you should sell them.

R2K said...

You know at the same time I read this (a very sad serious story) I happen to be watching seinfeld, the episode where cramer gets sick and doesnt want a doctor so he takes dog medicine.

caramaena said...

Thanks izzy - see latest post - he's just fine. Thankfully a mild case only.

About the bracelets - thanks. Never actually thought about selling them. So far I've only made them for myself or family.

alex - funny that you mention that episode of seinfeld, there was an episode of the simpsons on tonight where homer ate the dog's medicine.