We celebrated the Sabbath day by taking Ellie back to the doctor. After a course on antibiotics for a sinus infection (two weeks ago), prednisone for the croup, and nearly a week out of school, we realized that she wasn't getting any better and her eyes were starting to sink due to dehydration from the upset stomach/sore throat/cough. Now she starts on another round of antibiotics for bronchitis. The regional science fair is this week and she really wants to be well enough to go. Prayers on her behalf would be greatly appreciated.
This "stuff" that is making its rounds through the neighborhood is just nasty. I was out of work for 3 1/2 days and only able to put in a half-hearted effort on the two that I went. I had to teach all the young women today and have nary a voice to teach with. I still have a massive ongoing headache, full sinuses, and a nagging cough after a week. I guess that's just par for the course.
As the song goes, "You've got to be sick to appreciate health." Believe me, I appreciate it. So does Ellie.