and Rick has been no exception. Sadly.
Sneezing. Running nose. Burning and itchy eyes.
Ears that itch and feel like something is crawling inside them. A cough that seemed to be from a "feather in the throat" at first, and soon becomes deeper and harder. General achiness and just don't feel good junk.
I called Dr. Arneke and he said for Rick to use the saline solution nasal spray - every hour or two, in order to keep the sinuses moist and flushed. Also, told him to go ahead and take the prescription antibiotics (Z-pac). Take Delsym to help quiet the cough. Drink lots of water. Rest as much as the job will allow (which is hard to do when dispatch sends him out for a LONG run ... SS to New Orleans ... then back to SS and on to Bentonville, AR. Sigh ...).
Rick has had to use his inhaler to help keep his airways open enough to just breathe.
He seems to be feeling a bit better - ??? - hoping and praying that the worst of the "junk" is over!!!
Today he goes to the hospital lab to have blood drawn. Time for a work up ...
Monday morning - 11:30 - see Dr. Tobin (kidney specialist) ...
Tuesday morning - 11:30 - see Dr. Cochran (hematologist) ...
**Praying for GOOD and EXCELLENT labs and reports!!!