Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cold: Kicking My Trash

I have a cold for two weeks; in fact I missed Church for two weeks in a row! That's unheard of for me. But when you have a cold, and you don't have muscles to cough, it's an impossible situation.  I went to the ER twice to get suctioned out. I'm feeling better now, but I still get mucous in my throat.

Rich is my hero; he went online and ordered everything that would help in getting the mucous out of my throat.   So far, the drops called Mucous Clear are working well.  And papaya enzymes. So far what works is sticking my finger down my throat (I have no gag reflex any more) and just pulling the mucous out. It's disgusting, but it works!


The Murray Family said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cold. I guess coughing is one of those little things we take for granted. This might be included in the things you ordered online, but you can actually by home portable suction machines so you can suction out your throat instead of having to go to the ER. I hear you can get them for under $200 online. Several of my coworkers (nurses) got them when their babies had RSV and needed to be suctioned frequently. If you do get one and need help learning how to use it I would be happy to come help. I'm glad you're feeling better. As always, you are in our prayers.
Rachel Murray