Ryan didn’t get much rest last night. He was having coughing fits on-and-off. It’s nothing I’m concerned about, since it wasn’t originating from the lungs. To me, it sounded like the type of cough associated with allergies. You know, that tickle in the throat sort of cough. His eyes are more red than normal too. So, by four o’clock it seemed senseless to keep him in bed so I got him up. The coughing stopped immediately when I put him in his chair and began his ActivCycle therapy.
It seems early to me, but with all the warm weather perhaps the allergy season is already beginning. Or did it always begin this early? I guess I never paid attention to this. As for myself, I can feel some scratchiness in my throat, but it’s possible I’m just making it up to support my observations. Anyhow, people tell me that some trees and plants are beginning to bud here in northern Virginia. When the sun comes up I’ll take a look for myself.
Although I just changed the furnace filter on the first of the month, today I’ll switch the fan to run non-stop (and not just not when the heat kicks on). I’ll also clean or replace the filters in the store-bought Honeywell room units. Hopefully this will scrub the air enough to bring Ryan some comfort tonight. Maybe I should just put a surgical mask on him on the problematic days?