Thursday, May 11, 2006

Good News From FH

There are two pieces of good news on the FH front. The first is that FH finally made Employee Of The Month last month. They gave him a $250 gift card to Best Buy and he wants to get a new monitor, which we need almost as badly as a new motherboard for the server.

The second piece of good news is that FH finally decided to go see a doctor about his lungs. I'm pretty sure he's got asthma, but he's been in a state of complete denial for the last 15 years or so that there is even a problem. He has gone around pretending that coughing till you puke every time you enter a smoker's house (whether they're smoking or not) is completely and utterly normal. Even when he had a job that required him to be near cigarette smoke, even when he has a church calling (Elder's quorum presidency) that requires him to visit smokers, even when he noticed that the other people around him were not coughing till they puked, he still denied there was a problem.

You can credit Bagel with FH's sudden breakthrough. Bagel started doing exactly what FH has been doing for years, coughing till he puked whenever he was exposed to cold air or exerted himself. I took Bagel to the doctor and got a prescription for Albuterol in a nebulizer. Then I let FH use it once when he was coughing last week, and I think that was the final piece of reality FH needed to break his denial. It opened up his lungs and he stopped coughing, and I think that he was reminded of what lungs are supposed to breathe like.