Monday, January 17, 2011

Holding steady

Dad is staying in today and resting a lot. I talked to him on the phone and he sounds a bit better even after just one dose of antibiotics. We can hope that the progress will continue.
It's been rainy most of the afternoon, so not the best of days for a relaxing beach walk. One a positive note, it is getting a bit warmer. We all like that!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the early twentieth century Doxsee Clam Factory in Ocracoke village. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Everyone so appreciates the updates, Amy, about Philip, as well as anything else you would like us to know!

    Your Dad just needs to concentrate on his own well being and take good care of himself. I'm sure you are being the watchful daughter and reminding him to use common sense to remain inside!

    Again, thanks so much!

  2. Julie S.8:24 AM

    Get Well wishes from an East TN Ding Batter (and ASU grad, Amy)!! Good foder for an article - where do O'Cockers go for medical help, hospital, specialists, xrays, Rx, etc! When you are well, of course, which we hope is sooner rather than later!

  3. Here in the Midwest we also use Vicks as an old timey remedy. Just rub it on your chest and cover with a warm towel (from the top of the woodstove, of course.) Take care, hope you feel better soon.
    Some folks think wearing garlic around your neck is great too, but that might be for warding off evil spirits, hmmm..

  4. Anonymous3:28 PM

    I've recently learned of a new remedy for clearing out the sinuses. It's called an neti pot and can be found in most drug stores. My friend swears by it. Also, heard that LouAnne's Vicks works well if you rub it on the bottom of your feet before putting on your nice "SmartWool" socks! Get better soon, Philip!
    Marcy Desulis

  5. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Agree w/ all the Vicks followers....

    My first cousin in SC has had a terrible bacterial infection and went through a lot of Vicks in the past couple of weeks. My cousin says coating her feet w/ Vicks and then putting on socks before going to bed was one of the best ways to use it. She could tell a difference every morning.

    Also, her Mom (my late aunt) had a chonic lung condition and every time she had a "flare up", Aunt Libb would swallow a spoonful of Vicks. Of course, this use of the product isn't recommended by the manufacturer, but I'm just passing the memory along.

  6. Julie S, look for a blog posting in a few days about health care on Ocracoke.

  7. Julie S.10:31 AM

    Great - look forward to some interesting reading! Hope this means you are feeling loads better.