I've been putting it off for two weeks now but after those two weeks of little sleep from coughing my gizzard up I finally went to see the doc today. He diagnosed mycoplasma pneumonia, aka, the crud. The treatment includes lots of liquids, rest, some big pills suitable for horses, and some sort of nasty stuff that supposedly tastes like oranges and pineapples ( but tastes sort of like what I'd imagine poison made from foxgloves would). If I feel worse or not a lot better after 6 days I'm to return for more x-rays.
I've gotta get better, or die cause it's cheaper.