- No, I don't really want to come over and help you with your assignment. Why? Because you are coughing as though you have the Bubonic Plague. Every time I start to think maybe you are ok, you start hacking again. It is not a normal hack. It sounds as though you have been smoking for 50 years, have serious bronchitis, or are about to blow out a lung.
What I actually do:
- Walk over to the student. I try to breathe slowly so that I don't breathe in her air to many times. I ask if she needs to get a drink or go see the nurse. She says no, she just has asthma. She then procedes to pass me her assignment. I take it and walk to the turn in area with it.
Then, when I have a chance, I apply some hand sanitizer to my hands. I want to rinse my lungs with it, but I don't think that is safe.
I have never heard asthma sound like that.
Oh, the joys of being a teacher during the sick season (and really all year is sick season with some kids).