Friday, August 03, 2007

Getting better??

Well the Benadryl wasn't working so yesterday afternoon the doctors called in a prescription for Prednisone (hope I spelled it right). I took two dose last night and this morning the horrible itching is reduced and a lot of the hives are gone.

After the late night ER visit Wednesday night P called off work yesterday. It's a good thing she did because I think she spent a good part of the day talking to doctors. So now we wait until we get in to see an Infectious Disease Doctor. The last I heard that would be Monday August 13.

I hope I hear something about the sputum culture today. Of course now that my regular doctor is on vacation for the next couple of weeks, her partners are telling Pam that I didn't have pneumonia in the hospital last week. So if the culture doesn't show any infection, I am getting feeling that they might not want to put me back on the antibiotics.

It certainly gets old having this happen. First they tell me I have something, then they tell me I don't. I guess these Doctors are going by science, but I know my body far better then they ever will. As we found out last summer when I was on IV, pill, and nubulizer antibiotics the better part of 3 months. My regular doctor at least listens when we tell her something isn't right. These other two act as if I am stupid.

I am just afraid that this Pseudomonas bug will lie dormant for a while and then come back even stronger. This is what happened for the first 18 months after I had my tracheotomy. I would get sick, they would do a sputum culture. It would show an infection, they would put me on antibiotics until the sputum culture came back clean. Then in a month or so the infection would come back.

Well maybe that will not be the case this time. And talking about this time. This is enough of this rant.


Blogger Britt-Arnhild said...

Anyway - good to have you back blogging :-)

Friday, August 3, 2007 at 11:46:00 AM PDT  

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