Absolutely, I want to avoid the hospital too! I don’t have any new, earth-shattering ways I treat colds and flu. I use vitamin c and zinc. I put essential oil blends on my chest with a carrier oil. No matter how much I don’t want to, I make myself go outside to sit in the sun for at least 20 minutes. Cold-Eaze and Theraflu work pretty well.
We all have to be mindful of those illnesses that sneak up on us. One day we’re fine, and the next we’re in bed with fever and congestion crud in our chests. Make sure you have a list of all meds with dosages, and you might want to write out under what circumstances you would or would not consider being put on a vent. Also whether you want what they call Heroic Measures to be taken, meaning crack-your-ribs CPR. It’s good to have all that in writing to help your loved ones deal with the doctors. My husband had fight off the hospice rep 3 times to keep them from putting me in hospice, where they would’ve stopped trying to make me better. As far as the local hospital doctors and nurses were concerned, they didn’t know what to do with a person who had SMA. Arm yourselves!