Little MPB saw our family doctor for a post-pneumonia check-up. A post-pneumonia check-up is not a requirement, but these paranoid parents decided it was a good idea. I am happy to report that Little MPB was given a clean bill of health. He will get x-rays in 6 weeks to confirm the infection in his lungs is completely gone (apparently with pneumonia you have to wait at least six weeks for follow up x-rays to avoid false positives). To state the obviouse, I am beyond relieved that Little MPB was given a clean bill of health!!! And, after my first hand experience with the toddler x-ray torture device, I have informed Mr. MPB that he gets to take Little MPB for his follow-up x-rays.
As for me, I am still sick. I am now using an inhaler 4 times a day, up from 2 times a day. Which is actually made a significant difference over the last few days. I had a long talk with my doctor about my constant sting of illnesses over the last few years. In the end, he cannot really explain why I’m getting so sick constantly. We know a lack of sleep always drops my immune system, so I need to be better at getting enough sleep. And, he does suspect that I am just more susceptible to the daycare germs Little MPB brings home then Mr. MPB is, probably in large part because of my history of asthma (I have not had asthma related health problems in years, but I’m told it still compromises the health of my lungs when I catch colds). Hence why all the illnesses settle into my lungs so easy. Needless to say, the plan going forward is to try starting using an inhaler as soon as I start feeling even slightly sick to hopefully prevent another chest infection with my next cold.
Mr. MPB is still perfectly healthy. As per normal.
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