If sleep be the cousin of death, then I was at some morbid family reunion for the past 48 hours.
I must have slept 30+ hours while fighting the unknown virus or infection that plagued my throat and tested my lifelines (Thank you, "Ask the audience" lifeline). Also, to Cari's point, I think I did lose at least 5 lbs from a smoothie-only diet (Thank you, Emerald City Smoothies).
Whatever Croatian antibiotic my doctor prescribed me seems to be doing the trick as I now feel about 90 percent of where I should be, and that's good enough to go back to work.
Separately, Scott's mom is now out of ICU and in stable condition at Swedish Hospital (the place of my birth).