By noon I felt utterly exhausted. I went home and Kathy told me to take my coughing self to the ER since the doctor's office closes early on Friday.
Memorial Hospital's ER department is stellar, and I arrived at a slow time. I was literally called into triage before they finished putting the tracking band on my wrist.
One X-ray later and some listening confirms: I have pneumonia.
So three pills of prednisone, cough suppressant, new antibiotic, two breathing treatments later, and I'm out.
Out of the ER, and out of work until next Friday, by doctor's order.