2018 February 13 Tuesday

2018 February 13 Tuesday Liberty Hill Texas

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37° and light rain to start the day. Today is Shrove Tuesday* so our youth group at church is providing a pancakes supper tonight.

Normally we would be going to the senior center today for games and lunch. However, Ella is still suffering from coughing spells. They sound to me as though they are coming from her chest, as opposed to the back of the throat. So we’ve decided going out in the cold and wet this morning might not be the best idea. We’ll see how it goes for the pancake supper.

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Ella’s cough continued to get worse and I nagged her into calling  the doctor. IMG_20180213_165250.jpgHe had a 4:00 p.m. appointment open and she took it. The doctor said that in the twenty years since graduating from med school, he has never seen a season where these coughs just keep hanging on like this. He examined her and said that her vitals (blood pressure, oxygen levels, and temperature) were good. Also her lungs sounded clear. That was my concern that the cough had gone down into her lungs. He gave her a prescription for a week’s worth of prednisone.

By the time we were done at the doctor’s it was time for the pancake supper. So we went to the church and had pancakes with friends. I had mine with strawberries instead of syrup and then added whipped cream which probably added all the sugar that I’d avoided in the syrup.  

After supper we went into the Cedar Park Walmart to pick up the new prescription. By the time the prescription was picked up, we had just enough time to return to church for the Tuesday evening prayer meeting.

*Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries and Ireland as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent which also gives it the name of Fat Tuesday.

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