This is my first time spending my birthday in the hospital. So far its not too bad, though I did only wake up an hour ago. But positive thoughts!!
The last two days were very rough for me. Thursday I didn't get in until after 5. It took a while to get a bed available. I did have a good laugh when I got here. I was waiting in admissions for transport to bring me to my room when Dr H walked in with a wheelchair. He was there to take me up!!!! I cracked up!! Nothing like service with a smile haha!!! He asked me how I was doing and I said slightly better. Then he listened to my lungs and told me I was moving a tiny bit of air but that Wednesday a stone statue was moving more air than me. Which I am pretty sure was the truth. He had given me some Prednisone to help and I guess it did on a very small scale. I took 30mgs over the course of 15 hours. Just a low dose since I'd never taken it before and no one was there to monitor me.
Thursday night was rough for me. I cried a lot. Just couldn't stop. I felt bad for the xray tech and the RT. Not hysterics, but just tears. I kept thinking about being in on my birthday, it only being 2 months since I got out (August 24th my PICC was pulled), leaving work with a crap load of work that I didn't get to finish, and having no one to talk to. I don't mean friends, I mean a current crush, boy toy, special someone.
I woke up Friday feeling slightly better emotionally but still shitty physically. Fevers all day, needing treatments every 3 hours, low O2 sats and bad lung pain. I "passed" the 6 minute walk test. Or failed. Whatever you are supposed to do lol. I didn't use O2 but I should have and we got lucky since I had a treatment 20 minutes before I went. I was still very SOB during and after and dropped into the mid 80s. I got to nap on and off the rest of the day though luckily. I had my O2 on a bit since resting I was around 86 87. So yeah.
Dr H put me on Prednisone last night and through the weekend. We started with a burst of 40mgs last night and then 20mgs this morning and 20mgs tonight, same tomorrow. So far the 40mgs has helped! I don't feel nearly as tight and I can take a sort of deep breath. My fever has broke thankfully but I've also had about 3000mL of saline since Thursday night haha. Now hopefully I can start getting the gunk up that has been blocked behind my non working airways.
I'm super bummed that I can't go to Boston next weekend. I was going to go visit Shawn and Tina and also see Jenn's fiance Andy while I was there to get some of Jenn's yarn. And Sunday I was meeting with a friend of my friend's who does professional photography. He was going to do a shoot with me! But he lives in Washington state and is only out that weekend for a wedding. So that is shot to shit too. Oh well. I was looking forward to seeing the beautiful foliage up there and looking around to see if I'd like to live there since I've been considering it. Oh well maybe the following weekend!!!
Well that's my update for now. I'll keep everyone posted and hopefully I'll be out by Friday (and if I am. Maybe I can sneak up to Boston anyway lol).
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