I went to the hospital instead of for the ultrasound. My grams and I were there for 1pm… I got brought to a hospital bed after 3pm… I didn’t see a doctor until after 6pm!!! It was crazy busy in there for emergencies I guess, and only one doctor on staff. Poor guy!!! I felt bad for my Grams who brought me in too! It must have been sooo boring for her! At least I fell asleep a bunch of times lol so it wasn’t so bad.
The doctor I had, actually bought a house my dad built and sold years ago, but until my Grams came in my room, we didn’t realize we knew each other! hehe. He had just seen my sister the week before. When he checked my breathing my oxygen levels were very low and even I noticed it when I was trying to draw in big breaths for him. He swore it was pneumonia, which thankfully it wasn’t! He had me get blood work and x-rays to be sure, and everything was clear! It seems with virus’s like those, you get them once, and then continuously get them almost every time you get a cold, and I get bronchitis all the time… I didn’t want to move on up to pneumonia!
The gave me a nice oxygen mask to wear which I have to say outside of being forced to sit up, felt AMAZING! I felt better almost right away and got my breathing back, not to perfect, but definitely not scary like it was. Then the doctor came back in and said I have asthma!!! Not allergy like asthma like I do in the bad summer months when the air is horrible out.. and even then, it’s more allergies then asthma itself, and since the worse of the crappy air months were over… and I found out the Fermeteral in my inhaler causes my heart to speed up making my Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome worse… I went off it, and had been doing well breathing wise… until I caught this crappy cold from my sis, and that and the asthma gave me bronchitis. Whippee! LOL.
He gave me antibiotics I haven’t ever had before to keep on hand in case it doesn’t clear up on its own, and also a blue puffer inhaler, the kind I used way back, to take every 2 hours. So I’m going to try to fight it off on my own without having to take med.s if I can. I still feel horrible, BUT way better than I did. I could barely sit up before, and by the next day I’m up moving slowly, but actually able to do stuff! I’m doing a load of laundry right now, which is hard for me to do normally so I’m very happy 🙂
Marlene woke me up this morning and she ended up being here 3 hours instead of 1 bc she was so scared of how out of it I was when I first woke up. She said I was talking to her, then part way through I was asleep lol. Then Meals on Wheels came with another inedible meal, and now I’m just relaxing slowly trying to get stuff done. I have nothing on the agenda until next Friday when I go to the G I clinic and see my crohn’s disease doctors, so I have plenty of time to rest!
Hope you’re all doing well!!!