Hubby's been home sick for a week now. Fever, chills, coughing, etc. Last week when he went to the doctor, they checked & he didn't have the flu. The doctor put him on a new strong antibiotic just to play it safe, but told him he thought it was viral & sent him on his way.
He's been feeling pretty much the same all week, been in touch with the Dr several times. The doctor finally wanted to see him today so I drove him over there. He almost passed out in the examining room because he's so worn out. The doctor debated sending him to the ER, but finally agreed to give him some IV fluids because he was dehydrated. After 3 9% sodium chloride IV bags (of course I happened to notice ), his color finally came back. They repeated a chest x-ray & cardiogram. The cardiogram was fine, but there was a spot on the x-ray that looked worse than last week. Turns out he has pneumonia. They switched his antibiotics. Gave him 2 new ones & more cough medicine with codeine. He has to rest & we go back to the pulmonologist on Monday. Am praying that this works. Please keep him in your prayers.