Not, they now tell me, bronchitis at all. Pnumonia. Coughing blood was a scary clue. One chest xray and one CT scan later, an IV tap in my hand for antibiotics, and 4 1/2 hours in the local emergency room all to find out it’s been pnumonia. The doctors couldn’t hear it. It’s called “occult pnumonia” because it’s sneaky, like someone put a hex on you. I blame JA – sounds like something she’d do. So it’s down in bed for the next four days, lots of antibiotics, and a daily trip to the ER for IV antibiotics. We will pound it into submission.