Unwanted Irony

I’m still recovering from a mild virus that hitched back with me from the Philippines, and my lungs have been giving up their dead for about a week now. Last night, I cracked open a bottle of store-brand Tussin syrup (cough suppresant) and quickly chugged down two teaspoons. A few drops took the wrong route, however, and left me hacking and coughing for about five minutes afterward.