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More on Irish Melodrama by Helen on 26 May 2004 3:56pm
 
My sweet Irish hubby is home sick today.
He, like his father, has "Irish Melodrama Syndrome." A term coined by my mother in law, btw...Give credit where credit is due...anyway...
So, while I was taking his temp, (normal), making him tea and toast, he let out this pathetic little cough and said woefully,
"I hope I don't have West Nile virus."
He was serious. Cue violins.
I reassured him that it was just a cold, and that he had West Nile he's be running a fever amongst other very severe symptoms. This is nothing new. We go through this every time he is not feeling well.
My mother in law tells me his dad was MUCH worse.
(it's not bubonic plague or leprosy, it's a COLD, dammit)
:)
I just love this guy, melodrama and all.
Send him some get well wishes today, thank you all!
Helen

 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by Middleclass twit on 26 May 2004 4:06pm
 
lol, hope your west nile stricken hubby feels better soon, tell 'im I said so! :)
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by Helen on 26 May 2004 4:08pm
 
thanks, mctwit! I will! :)
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by peripatetically on 26 May 2004 9:12pm
 
Helen, at least we know it's not from the cicadas!hahahahaha! Hope he feels better shortly
Patty~
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by irishmanufan on 27 May 2004 8:45pm
 
your poor hubby . i hope his case of irish meldorama gets well soon .
cheers
Linda
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by gwen on 28 May 2004 12:46pm
 
Helen, time to stop pussyfooting around and grow up, this is serious. You and your husband both know, don't you, that is is without question West Nile virus. Tea and toast are only making it worse - I believe the World Health Organisation recommends a mixture of 70% cod liver oil and 30% tabasco, half a pint every hour (day and night) for 2 days initially, and if the patient has not rallied after that time, the mixture should be adjusted to 50/50 and continued for another 3 days.
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by Helen on 28 May 2004 2:09pm
 
gwen, I thought that it was camphor oil and turpentine to clear the lungs?
and when do I put the raw onion in his... oh, never mind.
get back to me about the turpentine. I have discontinued the toast and tea. thanks.
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by gwen on 28 May 2004 3:28pm
 
No no Helen, you're confusing it with East Nile virus. Trust me.
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by Helen on 28 May 2004 3:42pm
 
Does the raw onion still help, then?
 
Re: More on Irish Melodrama by gwen on 28 May 2004 3:54pm
 
Yes - or radish. By the way, among his symptoms, does he appear to be getting taller? If so, it could in fact be the extremely rare Bloomsbury virus.
 
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