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The biggie we're currently dealing with is pneumonitis (Neumann!), inflammation of the lung, as a result of radiation. The treatment (should your case be severe enough to require it) consists of steroids, so I said: thanks but no thanks. We all know what happens to me on anything affecting my adrenal glands. It's not pretty. Instead, I'm trying to use vitamins, diet and acupuncture to reduce the inflammation. Plus, I'm hoping it doesn't lead to something called pulmonary fibrosis, which I'm told, is a condition I do not want to have. The real downside to this pneumonitis business is that I really need to avoid getting sick or irritating my lungs further. This is not so easy when you live with a 3 1/2 year old. Who goes to preschool. And it's the middle of winter.
|How sad is the swollen eyelid?|
As if to underscore this impossible task, my typing was interrupted by a coughing spell so hard that it induced vomiting upstairs in the little man's room. Dan and I swooped in to the rescue - Dan to the sheets and me to the child. Aaah. The joys of being a sick parent to a (differently) sick child.
I swear, I need a sneeze guard on my dinner plate. The boogie boy has been coughing like a madman since Friday night (at 2 am). Luckily, the cough has gotten slightly looser, but now of course that the congestion is moving north towards the head, the snot is moving south out of the nose. I'm trying not to be a germophobe, and my skin is already super dry (as a result of this neverending winter, constant handwashing, and from treatment) but I really really really don't want to get sick(er).
|Atypical lunch. Exotic veggie Sarcone's = v good.|
|Green is good.|