Friday, December 10, 2010

IV Abx/Semester over

As I mentioned in the post before last, I haven't been feeling so well. The Cipro did get me through last weekend and the last few days of school this week. I called my transplant coordinator to get the final results of my sputum culture. Unfortunately, it grew moderate amount of pseudomonas. So this is definitely why I wasn't feeling good. I always have pseuodomona in my sinuses, but we try to keep it from going down into the lungs...and that's what it did.

Unfortunately, I'm not fully sensitive to any oral antibiotics that can kill this bug (or really any bugs). So I had to start IV abx. Luckily, she let me start them at home first and see how I feel. If I start feeling better, then i'll continue doing them at home. If I don't feel a whole lot better by Monday, then they will probably admit me.

I really didn't expect my culture to grow anything...but at least I was able to do a culture and get the right abx to kill the infection.

We had our CFF YPB Christmas Party last night. It was a lot of fun!!

I finished out the 1st semester of nursing school with 2 "A's" and one "B." Not too bad. I'm so proud of myself for being able to complete it. It wasn't the easiest thing with my health acting up towards the end and one hospitalization. But the Lord got me through it and I am so thankful. I can't wait til next semester!!!

In other news: My aunt passed away last weekend, so we have a service for her tomorrow. Please keep her family (she has a daughter and a son), as well as my Mom and her other 2 sisters in your prayers. This was definitely unexpected. She was only in her early 60s (i think she just turned 60) and died of a hemorrhagic stroke.

Also, my brother graduates college on Monday. I'm so proud of him. He has also already secured a job, which is great! I love him so much!

Well, that's all for now! I'll update you later! I hope everyone had a great week!


65 Roses for Marcia said...

Congrats on making it through, and with good grades too! Hope the IV's will help you and you don't have to be admitted. So sorry about your aunt... I will keep you all in my prayers.

Becky Soria said...

Your positive outlook is so inspiring, I pray that my son will have that same attitude and not let the hand he was dealt hold him back in life.

OceanDesert said...

Hey Katey, Thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog! CONGRATS on your AWESOME grades! School is challenging, but I love that you are completely up for the challenge! YOU GO GIRL!
My thoughts are with you and your aunt's family as well.

Katelyn said...

Congratulations to you and your brother! I'm sure your parents are very proud.

Colleen said...

Hope IV are helpful and you won't end up in the hosptial. Great job at school. I am so proud of you! You are a role model for others.