She doesn't have West Nile virus after all!
After several days of tossing and turning and taking multiple hot baths, Fiorella finally slept soundly last night, waking only twice at three hour intervals to gulp down yet another half-hydrocodone. She can breathe freely, think coherently, talk without searching for words, walk without lurching. The headache is gone. She worked the crossword in fifteen minutes, breezed through the anagrams, and generated enough Fio topics to last her through the weekend.
Ah, the joy of a good night's sleep!