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Leafclaw had been feeling unwell, and coughed as she approached the Medicine Cat’s den. Once greetings had been handled, she began in a somewhat weak voice. “Yesterday I was okay, but it rained again. Today I can hardly breath through my nose and I’ve been…” she didn’t finish the statement, but it seemed that her illness intended to speak for itself has the deep chested hacking that erupted from the lithe she-cat must have been what she had been about to refer to.
“Yes, that is a rather nasty cough you have.” Rushpaw glanced at Brightflower, who nodded for her to take this case herself. The little tabby listened to her patient’s breathing as the coughing subsided. “Any sneezing or runny eyes?”
When Leafclaw shook her head, Rushpaw moved over to where the herbs were stashed, planning to give colt’s foot to help, only to pause when the warrior spoke up. “I’ve been starting to feel cold off and on all day since I woke up from running evening patrol.”
Taking a dose of colt’s foot leaves and a dose of feverfew leaves from the herbal storage, she nosed Leafclaw into one of the clean, warm nests further back in the den.
“Here, eat these leaves. The colt’s foot and feverfew should help with settling your cough, help ease your breathing, and help your fever. I’ll let our deputy know you won’t be on patrols for a couple days so you can focus on resting and getting better.”
Leafclaw did as she was directed and laid down before eating her medicine without even a grimace. With a sigh, the warrior laid her head down. “Thank you.”
Rushpaw padded over to her mentor, who tilted her head in inquiry. Rushpaw glanced back at Leafclaw before speaking. “She’s showing many of the classic signs of Whitecough. I think we should keep an eye on both her and those she had been on patrol with.”
Brightflower nodded, willing to let her apprentice follow through with the case. “Your reasoning is sound and the herbs you chose should work with each other to help manage her symptoms. How long do you believe she should be observed for?”
“Two to four days at best, if we caught it early enough and her body can fight it off. Otherwise, it might be longer.”