...everyone, for your concerns about my wife's condition. She's much improved, sleeping through the night and the horrendous coughing fits are much reduced. The reason I didn't bring it up sooner is that we've gone through this nearly every year for the past decade, and she gets better only to have it rebound and stick around until February. I'm cautiously optimistic that this time she'll listen to me and start doing some breathing exercises.
We had a death in the family Friday, so I probably won't return until Tuesday. Thanks again. And keep washing those hands.