I think Sammy's pretty close to kicking this thing, whatever it is: he actually slept through the night on Wednesday and woke up yesterday morning in a pretty good mood. Sammy's coughing--okay, more like hacking--with a bit more force, though, so we'll be visiting with our doctor this afternoon just to play it safe.
Since he still isn't at 100%, we decided to spend another day at home in self-imposed exile. After three days being stuck indoors, I had to pull out some new tricks to keep Sammy entertained, like my old cell phone and a teepee that my aunt made for me years and years ago.
Sammy even managed to entertain himself for a bit after those things lost their novelty.
Pretty soon, though, he was clamoring to go outside; his new trick is going up to any door in the house, announcing, "Bye-bye!" and then trying to open the door.
Hopefully we'll get some answers from the doctor this afternoon and then Sammy will soon be on his way to a clean bill of health. Until then, we'll be fighting off cabin fever!