Our first visit to the on-call doctor at the hospital was a total bust. He prescribed Tylenol 3 for the pain we had in our chest from coughing so hard. That was taken care of in the first day and now we have some very expensive painkillers. (our friend Doug B. offered to take them off our hands for $5.00 each, but that would make us drug dealers). The doctor recommended that we take an expectorate. We have finished that bottle. No change.
Our second visit to the on-call doctor at the hospital was a bit more helpful. This was a very nice, seemingly very efficient doctor. He took a chest xray on Doug. Nothing showing on the xray. That's good, it rules out pneumonia at this point. He prescribed antibiotics for Doug and for me just to continue with the expectorate. At this time, I was feeling about 75%.
It's now 10 days that we have been unwell. Doug coughs all the time. Maybe not as bad as before but it comes and goes. Most nights he can sleep without coughing.
We both have hot spells, Doug has cold ones as well.
At this point, I have been researching Valley Fever as Doctor #2 noticed that Doug was wearing an Arizona t-shirt. The doctor asked. It all fits except that on-set of Valley Fever is 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. We have been away from Arizona for 2 and a half months.
WE NEED DR. HOUSE!!!
We both try to work. We still don't have water in the park so the work we can do is limited. Doug has been painting bathroom floors and I have been doing what paperwork I can do at home.
Again thank goodness for our wonderful co-workers. Hats off to Doug B. and his wife Sue, and Steve and his wife Dianne.
|Dianne rakes millions of pine needles|
|Steve and Sue loading needles on to the truck|
|Steve and Doug B. hard at work|
During all this, I had a birthday. A fairly inconsequential birthday. Next year at 65 good things happen. We were not in the mood for partying. This was my gift. We will celebrate when we are well. That will be a HUGE reason to celebrate.
A few pictures from around our park. It's a lovely place. Come visit.
|The day use area.|
|The view from the road to the park showing the summer community of Harmon Estates|
|She's the only one so far.|