My daughter told me that yesterday her mother-in-law, who has been congested and coughing a lot, drove herself to the hospital where I was treated for pneumonia. She went to the emergency room and they determined that she also had pneumonia. After X-rays, a breathing treatment, and many other tests they sent her home with antibiotics. How amazing is that? I sure hope she can recover quickly. When Donald found out she wanted to go to the same hospital where I was seen, he wanted to take her himself but she said she was already in her car and on the way. Us independent old gals like to take care of ourselves - she is younger than I am so maybe I shouldn't include her in "old gals".
Since I don't feel like doing much else I have been in my recliner and watched more TV in the past few days than I probably had in the past few years. Animal Cops Houston is one of my favorites, as I like the fact that they deal with so many different types of animals - domestic pets, farm animals, exotics, etc. I just can't fathom those who are cruel to animals.
The commercials drive me crazy and usually have me hitting the "mute" button, but one that I just love is the Aflac commercial. I never tire of watching it and the use of animals (actually, birds) is brilliant.
The worst right now is lack of energy and some breathlessness, but the thing I hate most is trying to sleep at night. I wonder sometimes if coughing can cause damage, but I think I will just have to put up with it for a while.
Jeannie & Donald want to have the family over for a dinner to celebrate my birthday, but I said they should wait and see how I'm doing by the weekend. Right now I don't have enough of an appetite to do justice to Donald's condition. Plus, the more time I spend getting back to normal the quicker I will feel confident being around the kids again. I know this isn't contagious, but I'd rather be cautious. I did ask her to get him to make me about 6 chocolate cupcakes with white cream cheese frosting. Anything more than 6 would be just too much for me now, but I crave something sweet now and then.
I can't believe how quickly time flies especially since I am doing absolutely nothing. I can't wait to feel better.