Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hubby has pneumonia! :(

Pin It 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.

4 comments:

Marie@Franciebags said...

Went through this some years ago, with a son who has asthma. Also, thought my husband, who has diabetes, had pneumonia. Luckily, wasn't. God Bless, in my prayers.

Liv said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your husband - will be praying for him, and for you as well.

CreekHiker said...

Lea, I hope he recovers soon and that you feel better too!

Lea Avroch said...

thanks! still debating taking him to the hospital, but he insists on waiting till tomorrow when he sees the pulmonologist. I can't fight him. He's bigger than me! ;)