Thursday, February 20, 2014
Miss D. and I both seem to have got over the feverish light-headed stage of the flu, and hopefully we'll no longer be infectious within another day or so. We're still coughing (hacking would be a better word for it), and relying on nebulizer and inhaler treatments to keep our lungs reasonably operational.
I can't stress too strongly, friends: if you get the flu that's going around now, take it seriously. It's not to be trifled with. The CDC reports that death rates due to flu and pneumonia are 'above the epidemic threshold'. That should give you pause for thought, right there! The son of friends volunteers at a hospital out West, and he reported that all available beds in that institution are filled with flu patients. They're having to turn others away due to lack of space.
I can see us needing two to three weeks to fully shake off the effects of this season's flu bug. Again, friends, please take good care of yourselves. I don't want to lose readers, and I'd sure hate you to lose an author!