The Best Way to Communicate with Bronchitis

February 25, 2023 – Post #68

I’m sorry I don’t have time to write more; wanted to put up a quick post.

My mom has had a bad cough for a long time now and has been very congested.  We were able to get her in for a chest X-ray on Thursday, which showed bronchitis and a mildly collapsed lung.

We have been doing our best to keep her comfortable and treating the bronchitis.  

One thing that seems to exacerbate her cough is speaking,  so for now, we are encouraging her to be as quiet as possible – and to write or draw her requests to keep from agitating her airways.  But you know our Beth – she does love to talk!  

She struggles to send texts; but she can still receive them.  For now, that’s probably the best form of communicating your love to her. 

“Please Bring Donuts” – was one of her main messages. Food doesn’t sound that good to her – unless it’s a Sour Cream Donut from Wabash Donuts

Thank you for all of your support and prayers.  Love, Jody 🌵🌸🌵🌸🌵🌸🌵

She’s realized she’s not really in Webster Groves; but often thinks she’s back in Wabash. Beyond bronchitis, she’s not the only one having trouble communicating during this cancer journey.

*To read more on my mom’s cancer journey from the beginning, or share it, please click below:

It’s Cancer


I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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