So, we (eventually) managed to get GG an appointment to see a doctor at our surgery. He was diagnosed with tracheitis, and given a big bottle of medicine containing codeine to help with the pain. Tracheitis is inflammation of the airways, basically, which is why he was suffering with a burning pain whenever he coughed or sneezed. He’s still really tired and not himself, and has very little appetite, but we’re hoping that given another day or two on this medicine he will begin to perk up.
Poor GG. He’s really had his share of illnesses recently, with this and his conjunctivitis. I prescribed chocolate (which is an expectorant, so purely for those reasons!) and made him a spicy vegetable soup which he enjoyed at lunchtime. Hopefully he’ll manage to get a good night’s sleep, which I think would do him the most good.
Cheeky is much improved, although we’ve decided to keep him home now this week. There is apparently a very nasty sickness bug going round school at the moment, and as he has had this cough and cold this week, he may be more susceptible to catching baddies like that, and I really don’t want to have to deal with that sort of thing during Easter and birthday season! Handsome remains rude with health (touch wood) and thoroughly deserves an all-out fabulous birthday for the grown up way in which he has been helping out recently. He has been fetching and carrying, making drinks, and many more small things which have all added up to make our lives just that little bit easier whilst GG and I have been so tired, fighting off infections.
Finally, many thanks to those of you who have left comments recently, sending good wishes to my poorly husband and son – GG was very touched that you people care! Hopefully in a couple of days we will be able to put all of this behind us and start to really enjoy the warmer weather and longer days.