Yvonne, I'm totally bored with this! Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit, (or a lot!)
Actually this instalment, while cautious in it's movement did include a very important development in Clark's condition. His ability to regain some small control over his 'symptoms' if he can relax and concentrate on doing so. It is a small step to be sure, but an important one.
I find your Lois, remarkably patient and understanding, but I'm waiting for the patented Lane impatience to kick in and have her pushing full speed ahead for that 'miracle' cure.
You seem to have reached a critical point here where to continue to have Clark getting sick and feeling 'miserable' and Lois being the dutiful, helpful almost girlfriend will stagnate things. Yet I'm not sure how you can bring about some 'breakthrough' which will allow you to push things forward. Something has to happen, or someone will have to recognize the symptoms as something other than an illness. I don't know, with the mindset you've established for the characters, how you can accomplish that. Will Lois' investigations turn up something? And if it does, can she recognize it and relate it to Clark's condition... Oh wait, I just thought of something... I guess I'll have to wait and see.
Tank (who is VERY far behind in his reading due to his recent RL time constaints)