Thursday, March 19, 2009

An itchy update

Turns out, I'm allergic to Imipenum! Yuck. My slight itch on my skin progressively got worse with each dose of medication and by Wednesday morning it felt like my whole body was itching and burning from the inside-out when I infused my medication.

After much discussion with my wonderful doctor, Dr. Rao, we decided to give me a week off of IV meds and re-evaluate my progress next Wednesday. I readily took this break as it's been exhausting to keep track of my meds every 6 hours. I'll be spending this week exercising a ton, sleeping extra (thanks to no medications I slept a full 8 hours last night!) and praying my lung function can bounce back up on it's own. Hopefully I had enough medication to kill the infection brewing in my lungs and my pulmonary function levels will jump back to my baseline. If not, it may be hospital time for me (but I won't worry about that till next week!)

Thanks for the prayers and support, friends- it's a blessing to know I have people backing me up! Much love to all :)

1 comment:

Alison said...

Hey Beautiful, sorry to hear about this itchy piece of crap happening. I will pray that the itch goes away soon, and your infection is cleared. I think about you often, and hope all is well and will continue to get better. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to give me a shout out!

Kisses & Waves