The Sick Girlfriend Saga; Day 5

Over the last 4 days we’ve had the opportunity to see some great healthcare being performed.

Fans will have undoubtedly enjoyed counting the toilet rolls snorted in to, the vomiting, the chills and the fevers. As well as watched, with fascination, the many hours of fevered sleep.

Last night, a 3 degree temperature difference was measured and this new boundary now stands. As we go in to the 5th day of this illness. Will we see this record shattered? Will we be going to the doctor? Or will we even make a visit to the emergency room?

Stay tuned and don’t miss anything of The Sick Girlfriend Saga.


Last night as we recorded the 3 degree temperature difference (36.6 – 39.6 orally), indicating a 40 degree core body temperature we called the emergency line. 40 for me, is kind of a red flag.
The lady at the other end of the line, who during this flu epidemic must receive 50 such calls a night, calmly spoke to Raph and explained that we only had to worry if the fever lasted longer than 5 days, the fever reached 42 or she developed problems breathing. Considering all her airways are clogged with mucus of assorted colours we have been upon the last one for some days now, but apparently that does not count.
I went to buy more fruits, vegetables, vitamins and paracetamol (4 days of max dose gets you through those fast. But according to the nice phone lady the max is 4, not 3 grams of paracetamol per day) this morning. Should have enough to last us a few days and perhaps long enough to see me into the first 2 days of when I have this illness.
Laying next to a sick person for 5 days is bound to have consequences.

2 responses to “The Sick Girlfriend Saga; Day 5”

  1. Wally Nes says:

    Day 7

    She is moving about and wearing PANTS!!!!
    This is significant because over the last week she hasn’t. Laying in bed doesn’t really suffer from the same social stigma w.r.t pants as moving about in public.

  2. Camille says:

    i have to thank you for taking care of her so kindly, and for the remove before flight ! thank you so much!

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