A call to our family doctor because my husband has a nagging cold that could turn into a more serious flu. Our doctor for many years was an amazing woman who still believed in some of the basic old fashioned remedies for common illness. She said to get a piece of paper and a pencil and she would give me a list of things that I should do.She told me to keep him in bed and use a humidifier. She said what to feed him and what not to feed him, make him drink water or apple juice every hour, give him extra vitamin C, and if his bowels have not moved in the past 24 hours, give an enema. And if he begins to run a fever, call her.I still have that piece of paper that I wrote on with pencil. I found it recently tucked into a book that I hadn’t opened in many years. This happened in 1988, we’d been married 4 years. It was the first enema I gave to my husband.