This Just In: Tracheitis

Well, it’s a new one for me.

Since my general feeling of well-being kept deteriorating this afternoon, Bryon dragged me over to the doc when he got off school. My sinusitis has morphed into tracheitis, which is a novel -itis I’ve never had before.

Essentially it’s like the croup, with dizziness, headache, and earache. If left unchecked, it can turn into stridor, which in the most extreme cases can lead to a tracheotomy. No, I’m not there yet. It does explain that nasty coughing jag yesterday quite nicely.

I am grounded for 3 days. And my meds have tanked up. In addition to the anitbiotics, I have steroids and codeine cough syrup. Yeah. Up or down? You decided, drugs. You decide.

In brighter news, I finished The Queen of Attolia today while hanging out at the coffee shop. Fan-freakin’-tastic. Gonna have to get the rest of Megan Whalen-Turner’s books too. Good luck reading lately.

Waiting to see what tomorrow brings. I predict boredom and bad tv.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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