Mom, is there a patient for the April quiz?
You bet there is, Shana! Ann of Green Gables.
Mom, isn’t that a famous character from a book?
You must be thinking of Anne of Green Gables. This is Ann of Green Gables. Besides, it was her daughter Marge who reported the case.
You mean, Marge of Green Gables?
What was it about?
Let’s let Marge explain it:
Well it happened. My mother got something… have been trying to help her all day.
Cough, more when lying down. Eyes watery. Nose wet with drop of water hanging.
I realize now she had a light cough here and there for a few days.
Cough remains, and wet eyes, not burning.
Once in a while she seems calm.
Now at midnight nose is running a little.
Asked if she was thinking about things, she said “..always thinking about things. That is all I can do.”
One hour later very nervous.
From laying down to go to sleep, has to get up and do exercise.
Cannot sit still. Has to move.
Now very nervous. All day calm.
I have to be very careful.
She stripped her throat 40 years ago mixing Clorox and Ammonia.
So she has a very delicate throat.
Any suggestions ? When I got up, her eyes were very wet. She was blowing nose constantly, plenty of tissues. Got exceptionally excited when I tried to give just bioplasma. Very nervous, said “tired of these pills, they don’t work.” Coughing just started again. Not a lot yet. Wants me to buy extra strength tylenol. I am not thrilled.
Green Gables, NY