As most of you know, here at Schloss Bodissey our family has been in the midst of a health care crisis for the better part of a month.
It all began with the future Baron, who came down with H1N1 early in November. The swine flu later gave way to several alarming sequelae, including double pneumonia. This last batch of (dreadfully expensive) antibiotics seems to have done the trick, and now he is very much on the mend. If his recovery continues at this rate, after a final checkup at the doctor’s on Monday, I will be able to take him back to Blacksburg.
Dymphna is also recovering, but more slowly. Our family doctor doesn’t think she ever had pneumonia, but even so the antibiotics had a dramatic effect on her, killing the fever and reducing her cough considerably. She presumably had some sort of bacterial infection that responded to the new medicine — which, judging by the price per gram, must have been compounded from gold dust, saffron, and cocaine.
My own viral infection has all but disappeared. For the first time in a week, I woke up this morning with no chest congestion, and thanked the Lord that at least one of us was spared the X-rays and the antibiotics.
Unless there is a change for the worse, this will be the last of the health crisis updates. Dymphna will make the occasional appearance here as her condition improves.
I’m grateful that all this occurred before the passage of Obamacare.
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