There we go again.
I’m sorry honey. I don’t know why it starts beeping suddenly. I hate to keep bothering you all night.
Well, to be honest, my breathing has been a little shallow tonight. Yes, the breathing treatment did help. But only for a bit.
I’m not sure. They keep telling me it’s the fluid in my lungs. I do try to do as they tell me. Not drinking much water during the day. But this fluid just keeps coming back.
They say it’s related to my heart. Cardio-mayo-something. I don’t know. I don’t get much of what they say.
It’s funny in a way, actually. I spent half my life teaching kids how to brave the waves, and here I am struggling to breathe with just a bit of fluid in my lungs.
Thank you. I think this medication might help. It worked the other night too. I did spend most of the night in the bathroom though. The medication is really good at getting water out of me.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how water is essential to life. And here I am struggling with every breath because of it.
Hopefully, it’ll keep that treacherous mask away. There are few things in life that I hate more than that mask. Actually, there’s nothing more I hate than that mask. It’s truly an awful invention.
Well, you’ve been really kind tonight. I hope I don’t bother you again.
Dr. Rafiq is a board-certified internal medicine physician working as a hospitalist for Sound Physicians at Ascension Via Christi Hospital Wichita in Wichita, Kan.