Thanks all for your concern and well-wishes. In fact I saw a doctor on Tuesday, which was a foolish postponement on my part. This is my second day on antibiotics, and I've been reassured that all things fever-wise get taken care of in the first 72 hours.
So, until that blessed moment when the clouds finally clear from my brain (and lungs), I'll be reading lightweight stuff, or watching Star Trek. Kirk, Spock, McCoy ... could a fella ask for more cheerful company during his convalescence?
Which gets me thinking: what other stuff do people watch when they're sick in bed? What's the visual equivalent of chicken soup, or macaroni & cheese?