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 :)