Linda - the cough from bronchitis can last a long time. I remember going back to my doctor two weeks later and she said it could last a full month! Thankfully, it didn't!
Such a said story about your friend. Like my friends who lost both their birth children. I wonder if I'd be able to go one. My friends have strong faith - they are actually a real blessing to me.
Those fires are so scary. Stay safe Jen