I know, I know...I meant to post earlier this week, but I just didn't find the time nor energy to do so. I have been admitted into the hospital since Monday evening and it's been quite a busy week. I've been fighting an infection for about a month now and just haven't been able to kick it. So on Monday I visited my doctor for a check-up once again and my PFT numbers had dropped, I had a fever, and was so fatigued from being short of breath and coughing a ton that I knew...it was time for me to be admitted.
So, here I am. I have been getting excellent care from the nurses and docs here at USC. One of the biggest reasons I'm admitted and probably staying longer than I had thought is that I am on a drug that I am allergic to. Remember this post? Well, I am still allergic to Imipennum but as i turns out, it's one of the only meds that is successful in fighting the bacteria in my lungs. So I am stuck being on this med and suffering through the itching and burning sensation throughout my body each time it is infused through IV. Blech! I am taking drugs to counteract it, so far I am making it through.
I'll continue to post updates on here about how I'm doing and hopefully I can be headed home before the CF walk next weekend. It's been a challenging week, more on that later, but I know it was the right decision to come in and get my lungs back up to speed. I can't believe it's already friday!