Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday morning update

Sorry for not updating again until today. Monday was a really good day. However, yesterday was not. I spent the entire day, literally, throwing up due to a new medicine they had started. Feeling sick and throwing up made my heart rate stay high and I constantly felt like I was out of breath. Therefore, I was on oxygen all day yesterday. I am feeling much better today, and praying things will finally start going in the right direction.

Evidently, I'm only sensitive to very few antibiotics right now that will treat this infection/acute pneumonia. The cefipeme, that I was getting, was not one of the sensitive medicines. There was only one 100% antibiotic that was sensitive to my bug, and that was Meropenem. Well, evidently it is in the same class at Zosyn (which I'm allergic to), so it really made me sick. Consequently, I didn't eat anything all day. The docs removed the Meropenem and switched to Ceftaz. It is only intermediate sensitivity, but hopefully with the Vanc and Tobra it will be ok. However,now, it's basically like starting over with a new antibiotic.

I did have some visitors Monday, and may have a few today. I'm definitely ready to get out of here, but my body is definitely just now beginning to fight this infection. And plus, I don't have oxygen at home, and don't want to have to use it at home either.

I am missing my 1st day of classes tomorrow, which really sucks...I'm so mad. But I can't do anything about it, unfortunately.

Please pray that things will only continue to move FORWARD and not backwards. I hope everyone is having a good week. I promise I will update more frequently.


SWelch said...

I am so sorry you are having such a hard time. You are in my prayers for sure!! I know it can be so frustrating sometimes when it feels like everything is going backwards. Just know God has a reason and a TIME for everything. That is what I struggle with most. Mine and God's timing NEVER seem to be the same. HAHA When I don't want to be sick the most is usually when I can't even get out of bed. I am praying for you. Once you get a few days of this antibiotic I am sure you will be feeling much better. =)