Virus hell

I started having viral symptoms on the 22nd)…fevers, body aches, chills, horrendous cough, horrible chest pain from all the coughing, shortness of breath, etc. I finally had enough yesterday and had to go to the ER. There was no CF clinic for me to be seen in this week so ER it was. I tested negative for the flu which I was exposed to. My chest X-ray showed no changes and no pneumonia, all good there. Labs showed that my white count was elevated so my body was definitely fighting something.  I was started on IV Zosyn and oral Levaquin. I didn’t get to my room until 9pm.  I did lung functions while in the ER and my FEV1 was down 10% to 28%.  That’s a decent drop.  This virus or whatever it is a doozy.I was discharged today to continue IV Zosyn and oral Levaquin at home for 11 more days for a total of 14 days.  We will then see how I am doing to see if I need another week to make it a total of 21 days.  Now it’s time for me to get some real rest because you know you don’t get any in the hospital.  I do have a clinic appointment already set up for January the 18th so it will now just be a hospital/IV follow up.

Future news:  I have my yearly transplant appointment at Barnes on January the 23rd so hopefully I’m good to go on the 18th.

Until next time…

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