I haven't written in a few days because I still feel under the weather. I am going to post today just because I feel like it (please don't scold me!), but I wanted to get on here first and tell you how I am doing. This pneumonia thing is not resolving istself. I had to go back to the doctor yesterday (actually I saw the physician's assistant) to get more antibiotics. I'm not a fan of taking too many antibiotics (I mean more than necessary), but I still have a fever and I am having trouble taking breaths. So I started on a second round of antibiotics yesterday - something called Avelox. I also have to do three home nebulizer treatments a day.
There's one thing that frightens me. What I thought was fibromyalgia, after talking to John, I now think is pleurisy - as in pleural pneumonia. John was explaining it to me, as he has had it before. It is terribly painful. I don't know why it hadn't occured to me before this, as it is in the exact place that the ER doctor said my pneumonia was - the bottom lobe right lung. Each time I cough, sneeze, laugh there is intense pain. Heck, each time I breathe too deeply, try to get up, move, and often for no reason - pain shoots through my body. Bad enough for me to scream often. I am wondering if somebody is going to report John for beating me the screaming is that loud. No kidding. I try to restrain but I can't. I either scream or cry. Uhm, well, it just hurts all the time. It hurts as I sit here, but not one of those stabbing pains.
I am wondering if I should call Dr. Raquet (family physician) back, or if I should wait another week. The physician's assistant said I should be substantially better by then. She thinks this pain in my side is fibro, though, because that is what I am telling everybody - that is what I thought until last night when John described his pleural pneumonia of the past. By the way, I do have a follow up in about two weeks with Dr. Raquet, to get x-rays done to see if the pneumonia is gone. I could have him look at that time and see if there is pleurisy then. For crying out loud! Why am I always second guessing everything? I guess I better call this morning? I think I will!
By the way, Michael is substantially better! When he was real sick he was in the closet hiding for a few days. And he stopped eating. Now he is out of hiding and he is eating again! The vet put him on antibiotics. He still sleeps a lot but is up a lot too! Thanks for the prayers.
Okay, off to make some phone calls. I think I will call the nurse and ask her what to do. Just in case they want me to come into the hospital or not. My guess is they will not, but why should I second guess?
Love you all, Krissy :)