Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sick (because) of the weather

The weather has been hot and dry for at least a month or more now, typical of the Chinese New Year seaon. No rain, except for a downpour at 2.00am two nights ago. It didn't make a difference.

Many people are down with some flu-related virus, Caitlin included. She caught it at school from her numerous classmates who have been having drippy noses and phlegmy coughs. She had fever for two days last week and was fever-free for one day. The fever, although mild, returned for another two days and her nose has been clogged with thick, gooey mucus for almost a week. It's moved down to her throat too, producing a phlegmy cough....

Based on the many experiences over the past few years since her pneumonia scare, she takes a long time,averaging over a month, before her cough subsides. She had been well for quite a long period prior to this. Normally she'd get sick almost every month or two. Just when I thought I could stop her inhalers, she's coughing again....

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