23 July 2009

Phlegm 911

Phlegm builds up in Vera every day and she is uncomfortable until she vomits it out. This now happens at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before she sleeps. We are so thankful she has learnt to cough it out.

Phlegm calls for an emergency response. When you've had enough of changing clothes, bedsheets and pillowcases laced with thick, gooey puke, you learn to 'catch the moment' before it happens. We now have these white plastic bowls placed all around the house. At the first sounds of retching, I bolt like a deer to her side and place the bowl by her mouth. Speed is of the essence. So far, there have been so many 'saves' that I probably could make quite a good goalkeeper.