Ode to Z-Pak


The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.*

 No apple picking, bike riding
Or hiking on this cold, damp day.

I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny.
But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!*

Our son suggested we come around two
To read books and play Rummi-Q

We played with the grands,
Sharing cuddles and giggles
As they shared their snuffles and sniffles.

On the ride home I felt it at once
Like a wave over my head
A chill and a cough, and went right to bed

By morning I’d caught a full-fledged cold
Sneezing, dripping, and feeling quite old.

I’ll fight it a few days, I declared
Take aspirin, fluids and rest
Eat chicken soup, give the Neti-pot a test

Yet my energy dropped, my nose clogged
My head ached and ears rung
I worried I had gunk in my lung

The doctor thoroughly checked-
Lungs and ears all ok, but my sinuses
Seemed inflamed and infected

“This isn’t unusual with grandparents,”
she said. “We see this a lot.
Your immunity is lower
as you get older.”

I picked up the 5- pill Z-pak @
And took the first dose
By morning I raised my juice to a toast:

Praise be to drugs that help mend the sick
They’re efficient and do the job quick!


*Borrowed from The Cat in the Hat












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9 Responses to Ode to Z-Pak

  1. Love it! Thank Gd for Zithromax and for Dr. Seuss. Great rhyming! Enjoy The grandchildren

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    • thanks, Miriam. A bit stretched w/ the rhyming but fun. Truly a miracle drug. I do try to avoid anti-biotics.. but needed this one. Now I need to get my flu shot! L’Shana Tova to you and yours.


  2. susanissima says:

    Love it, Lisa, and glad you’re feeling better. I was saved by a Z-Pak once when I had pneumonia in Costa Rica. Seemed like a miracle! Hooray for modern medicine (mostly).

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    • Thank you! I had pneumonia this summer and was on something very strong for 2 weeks. Three chest x-rays later and cleared so was very nervous when I got sick again so quickly. I have to get my flu shot earlier in the season. There’s now a pneumonia vaccine that I might get too.


      • susanissima says:

        Okay, I just have to say this, Lisa. I had serial pneumonia for a few years, and then a wise naturopath tested me for gluten sensitivity. I stopped consuming gluten cold-turkey and never had pneumonia again. So, for me that worked…or maybe it was a miracle. I also burned my St. Jude candle at the same time. ❤


  3. Loved your Dr. Seuss adaptation. Hope you are feeling better now. The effects of pneumonia can linger.


  4. Kathy says:

    All better!


  5. So fun! The poetry that is, not that you got sick. I have six young grandchildren and we have the same problem-love being with them, but always end up with a cold.

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  6. Oh how I love that Z… and your clever rhyming.


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