|nasty stuff, but it does knock me out|
I've been fighting croup. In court on Monday, we were assigned to a dirty and dusty conference room that probably had been neither cleaned nor used in ages. pseudoaunt had major respiratory arrest during the following night, probably caused at least in part by spending time in the dusty room. My croup was probably caused in part by the dust as well. In addition to regular dust, there was a chalkboard (I didn't know chalkboards still existed) with a lot of chalk dust. Chalk dust irritates my respiratory tract.
My barking seal impersonation appears to be slowing, so I will probably be allowed in court tomorrow. If I start coughing a lot, I'll leave. I probably am not carrying anything contagious, and I've been on antibiotics for over 48 hours just in case, because I'll be spending time with pseudoaunt, and she has cystic fibrosis. We all take pains not to expose her to anything communicable.
I have two more days of work, assuming I'm well enough to work. If a jury has not yet been seated, we will not leave on Monday as had been previously planned. In the extremely unlikely event that a jury has not been picked by the end of Tuesday (New Year's Eve), we'll leave anyway. I think we'll probably have the jury picked by Friday, although I'm not exactly the voice of experience on such matters.
I should be sleeping, but I've done a lot of sleeping since Monday evening and could probably manage without sleeping at all. I hear my mom stirring in the room next door, however. She will appear in a few minutes bearing purple codeine cough syrup. I won't be awake for long.