Chest CT results

I had a chest CT yesterday.  It showed a few new spots/infiltrates which are infection but generally speaking it is stable-ish from my last chest CT, no major changes just subtle changes.

I haven’t been feeling good for a week or more.  Mornings are the worst, as usual, but once I get moving and do my morning breathing treatment it is more tolerable in general.  I have been having my usual symptoms of an exacerbation; increased cough, increased sputum, increased fatigue, increased pain on my right side of my chest, increased over all blah feeling.

All of that means that I am the winner of IVs for the next 21 days/3 weeks!!  I will be on Colistin (IV push) every 12 hours and Zosyn (IV ball) every 6 hours.  IVs take a lot out of me so I will be worse before I’m better.  Hopefully this means I will be good to go for our busy house full over Christmas.  They are drawing fungal labs to verify if there is anything fungal could be the culprit.  I will be seeing my CF team again on December 15th.  I will be having a repeat chest x-ray a few days before that to see if there are any changes.  I’m starting the IVs tonight but will only get 1 dose of each medicine in tonight.  21 days of IVs should be December 8/9.

Until next time…

1 week follow up on chest x-ray

Wednesday I had a chest x-ray to check the progress of the upper right lobe where I was having the slight pain, which is where the x-ray showed the atelectasis (air trapping).  My x-ray was unchanged.  The prednisone didn’t do much if anything for the atelectasis.  The next step is a chest CT.  I am scheduled for the CT Thursday the 17th.  After they get the results from the CT we will then figure out what the next step will be and if there needs to be.  The atelectasis could simply be more shadowing and not as prominent as it appears which the CT will give us a more definite answer. Continue reading