IV antibiotic time

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…

Welp, made it 6 weeks…

Hello all!

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