I was away most of the day taking the future Baron to the doctor and then picking up his medicine.
The doctor said that the fB’s ailment is almost certainly swine flu, and put him on prednisone and cough syrup with some yummy narcotics added to it. She says that about 95% of the flu in our area is H1N1.
The prednisone has now kicked in, and he is feeling better already, enough to eat dinner with us. He’s still coughing like a demon, though.
Do y’all realize how much email you manage to send me in just a few short hours?
So until I can catch up and get back to full blogging speed, here’s a little side note.
Several members of ICLA attended the annual OSCE Human Dimension meeting in Warsaw last month, and one of them returned with a present for me, as shown in the photo at right.
It’s Jan Sobieski Vodka, and those of you who attend regular meetings here at Gates of Vienna would easily recognize the man in the illustration on the label, if it weren’t so small. My camera isn’t good enough to take a clear picture of that tiny portrait, but interested readers may refer to my comprehensive post from several years ago to find out more about Jan III Sobieski, the King of Poland and the Savior of Vienna in 1683.
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