I have been sick since my birthday, so 2 weeks now. I tried oral antibiotics which didn’t help. I threw in the towel and called my nurse to get IVs started. I had a “sick visit” today since they wanted to see me and get lung functions done. My FEV1 was down a bit to .91L/33% (last time was 36%). I’m having more shortness of breath, fatigue and cough. It’s been a long 2 weeks of being sick and not feeling good. After seeing the doctor I went to the infusion lab and got my port accessed and had labs drawn. Now I’m just waiting for meds to be delivered so I can get started. I’ll be on IV Zosyn every 6 hours for 2 weeks. Hopefully 2 weeks is all I need. I think that’s all.
Until next time…
I have not been feeling the greatest for the last week or so. I gave my body until the weekend to snap back into shape. Well, you guessed it my body didn’t get the memo. I called my nurse to tell her that I’m not feeling good and that I thought it was time for some IVs. I will be going to the clinic tomorrow for lung functions to get a baseline before starting IVs. I will also be getting labs to see where they are before I start IVs. I will start IV Cefapime and oral cipro tomorrow. I will do labs twice a week as per the usual. We are starting with 14 days for now since I already have an appointment scheduled for the 16th. I will do lung functions again at that appointment with the hopes that they are improved after the 2 weeks of antibiotics. I usually do 21 days of antibiotics but the doctor wants to make sure there is improvement after 14 days. Continue reading