Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Well, my cold last weekend has now turned into bronchitis! I didn't have bronchitis for the two years right after I had my cortisone shots (2 of them) for my back. I didn't have hay fever in the spring those two years, either! But, now that the shots have worn off, it's back to me getting every cold and flu and tropical disease that the kiddos bring with them to school! I missed two days of school this week and have been too tired and exhausted to do ANYTHING extra, including even getting out and taking photos! BUMMER!!!!!!!!! Robitusin is now my best friend! I'm waking up every night now about 2:30 a.m. with a coughing fit and I stumble out into the kitchen to grab my bottle and swig some down. OF COURSE, I haven't had time to call my doctor! But, sometime today I'll grab my camera and head up to visit the horses. I'm too weak to do anything with them, but it will just be nice to hang out with them and smell them! Do you smell your horses? Of all my horses, Sunni has the BEST smell! I wish I could bottle it! I'm also taking teaspoonfuls of my Manuka honey (FINALLY!)...I actually forgot (in my "mental haze") that I had it and I didn't take it until yesterday. I'm hoping that it will help clear out whatever is left of the bronchitis since I didn't make a doctor's appointment and now probably won't be able to get one until the end of next week and I'll probably be over this by then!!!


Barb said...

Oh my gosh, girl, how miserable it is to be sick and especially have it linger on and on. Yes, you definitely need some equine time. Hope you're feeling better soon. Sunni will certainly cheer you up :)

Cactus Jack Splash said...

So sorry you are sick. I hate bronchitis.
Get well soon.

Mikey said...

I just got over that and it sucks! I went to Urgent Care and got cough syrup with codeine. The dr asked if I'd taken it before, and I honestly couldn't remember when if ever, except for Robitussin when I was a kid. Great stuff!
Hope you get better soon, I know how you feel and it's no good!! It will pass though!