07 February 2009

Saturday Medical Update

The on-call doc just came by to see me. Apparently I have bacterial pneumonia. . Besides the meds I'm already taking, they are adding another IV antibiotic and going to start me on breathing treatments. Still no explanation for the rash though, and it is now creeping up my neck to my face. The rest of my body was already covered with spots. I am glad to know what I've got, but am even more glad they put me in the hospital yesterday. The oral antibiotics were keeping the pneumonia somewhat suppressed, but they said when I took my last Levaquin today, it probably would have blown up tomorrow. YIKES!

No idea when I will get to leave the hospital. But the doc said I have to have the fever & chills gone, my lungs clear, the rash all gone, and the sores in my mouth well. Ideally my neutrophils should be above 0.5. So I am going to spend a lot of time visualising those neutrophils.


Neutrophils

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Becky, I am so sorry that you have to go through all this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis. You fight every day for your health, but still you remain so positive. You are such a lovely and inspirational person and I have so much respect for you. God Bless you, Becky. May he keep you strong.

Audrey/Wildflower

Sandy a.k.a. Mom said...

GEEZ! Get better! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanie said...

oh Becky! I was not happy to read about this news. I'm sure glad you are in the hospital and that the doctors are being very vigilent about giving you IV meds and breathing treatments. The rash sounds like it could be a reaction to one of your medications.....did they give you Diflucan for that (anti-fungus drug)? I hope so. This is just a bump in the road, sweetie, take time to rest, and you will get well. Thinking of you!!! Doing my visualizations too. xoxo Joanie

JyLnC said...

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Beat the crap out of this stupid pneumonia....ok?
You can beat this...I know you can...
I am so angry rught now...I am going to go and visualize for you to calm down....
L (((((HUG)))))

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Becky, I echo L's sentiments. Beat the heck out of the pneumonia, and keep up that strong spirit and positive attitude.

Being in the hospital isn't always a joy, but you ARE in good care. I'm sending healing thoughts and prayers to you.

Continuing to visualize NEUTROPHILS multiplying abundantly within you.

((Gentle Hugs)) coming your way as well. xo~m.

Cora (Cora Cooks) said...

Well, Roseann Roseannadanna! You've left me no course of action but to thing stronger, more powerful thoughts of you and neutrophils and other good things. Can do!

Hilary said...

Becky:

Visualizing neutrophils multiplying and sending you hugs and powerful healing thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and positive and keep the faith!

CTLarson said...

Becky, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive! Hugs, Carolyn/Swedishchef

Meg said...

Get better soon!