I may as well call this "My Sick Blog".
Let me tell you what is going on. And yes, I know I shouldn't be on here, I should be in bed, but I wanted to get on for a few minutes while I felt okay and mention what is going on.
Last night in the middle of the night I went to the Emergency Room (yet again).
It's because I could barely breathe. The doctor ordered a nebulizer treatment (albuterol) which lasted about 10 minutes, to get me breathing again. Then I was taken to x-ray.
Turns out I have Pneumonia. Dr. Feese told the nurse to give me another "breathing treatment". Then he told me I was going to have to take double strength Zpac (zithromax) for awhile when I returned home.
The doctor wanted to admit me into the hospital, but told me there weren't any beds left. So he reluctently sent me home with the Zpac and told me to drink lots of fluid and get lots of rest, and go to my Primary Care doctor in a couple of days. I have already made an appointment, and am going to see my doctor tomorrow.
How does one have pneumonia for awhile without realizing it? I know that I have been trying to catch full breaths for awhile, but I guess it progressively got worse, and it was so slow I didn't notice.
Now I am exhausted and sleep most of the day. The house is a wreck and even John can't keep up because he is tired from taking me to the hospital and appointments so much, LOL.
I just called somebody and asked them to help for a few hours, and offered to pay them, but they said they couldn't come and help.
I don't know what I am going to do, because the exhaustion I am under does not allow me to get a lot done here, some of which includes staying on top of our meds, doing my home breathing treatments, feeding the cat, my insulin shots, etc.
Poor John, he is trying to take care of everything. He does a lot, but I do wish I could give him an extra pair of hands!
And I don't want to ask my sister Valerie to help me. She has enough on her plate. Her boyfriend John was lifeflighted last night to a hospital about an hour away, because he has fluid on his heart. They said if he had waited any longer to come in to the Emergency Room he would have had a heart attack. Now he is in the ICU in an unfamiliar hospital. And Val had to stay behind.
They need to figure out what is causing the fluid on his heart before they can do anything about it. If they drain it, it just might refill. They are deciding if they want to drain the fluid around his heart or open his chest.
Please pray for him.
Now I will go lay down.
Love you all, Krissy