Saturday, May 19, 2018

Short Trip to ER

Last night rattles became worse. Slight panic set in.

We went to hospital ER - the last place I wanted to see on a Friday night at 10:30. I expected a full waiting room of sick or injured persons. One young man standing, using his cell phone.

Ushered right in. Nothing is wrong with me - except I'm full of phlegm (my diagnosis, not theirs.)

Instructions: Use honey to suppress the cough. If I get worse, come back. See my doctor in 2 to 3 days. (Been trying to see him for a week and a half.) Mention that you've been to hospital ER and that might give you some pull.

Nice personnel but no answers.


  1. Don't you just hate it when you pay for a service and they tell you to come back if you get worse? You are worse or you wouldn't be there. Did they give you a breathing treatment? Do blood work or and x ray...sometimes you have to tell them what you need...:( Try sleeping more upright that may help your cough drink lots of fluids. If you are not moving air well try pineapple juice during the day sometimes that really loosens things up so you have a productive cough. Hope you are getting better.

  2. Thanks for the kind words! They did take 2 x-rays. No pneumonia. I'm doing better this morning (Monday) I hope this is about to cure itself. I do have a breathing treatment machine at home. They didn't offer one.

  3. Hope you are feeling better!!!

    1. Thanks. A little better than yesterday!