I started IVs at home on August 19th. Today marks 14 days and I don’t feel any better. I don’t feel horrible but I also don’t feel great in general. I called my nurse to tell her that I was not feeling any better and that I think we need a med change. I had to be at the hospital at noon for my weekly labs so when I was finished I stopped by clinic to see what she found out. The verdict is that we are stopping the Aztreonam which was every 8 hours, staying on the Levaquin every 24 hours and adding Zosyn which is every 6 hours. I have been on Zosyn many times. The bummer about being on Zosyn is that it is every 6 hours and has to go in by gravity. That means I am stuck to the IV pole 4 times a day for 30-45 min each time, not to mention the 2 hours it takes the Levaquin to infuse. This means that I am not as mobile as I like to be when I’m on the medicine balls. I will do what I have to do to feel better, so it is what it is. Here comes even more jacked up sleep schedule. Naps will be my friend, as if they aren’t always but more so right now.They will be delivering the new antibiotic, Zosyn, either this evening or tomorrow. I will do Levaquin and Zosyn for another week and we will reevaluate. Hopefully, I am making some progress by then so that I can stay out of “club dread.”
I was able to adjust my IV dose times to squeeze in some time on the lake over the holiday weekend which was nice. I woke up Saturday morning coughing my head off and not feeling good but I powered through it so that I could enjoy some sunshine and water. It did rain on us but we sill managed a good chunk of time on the water. I am very thankful for the friends we have made here in TN and for them allowing us to be a part of their lake life…hahaha. Being in the sunshine and on the water is almost the best medicine I could ask for honestly.
I will update in a week and hopefully with good news. Thanks for checking in on me.
Until next time…