Well I'm back in the land of the living. I think. I'm supposed to be at a convention in Palm Beach Florida this week but that kind of got cancelled......I have pneumonia! Yep, can you believe it? I went to the doctor on Tuesday as I wasn't feeling great and knowing Mom was coming home and we had this trip to get ready for I thought I should get checked and see what was going on. Well my doctor was full so they put me in with some one else and he said I had a virus, nothing they could do until it developed into bronchitis which I have a tendancy for and then they would put me on an antibiotic. It didn't sound right but what do you do, you can't make them do anything.
Anyhow things did get worse very quickly and I couldn't even go to the Rehab to spring Mom on Thursday or make the wonderful homecoming dinner that I had planned as I was right in bed. Dad brought her home but I didn't dare go near her as I was hacking so badly and didn't want her to catch anything from me.
Anyway Friday rolled around and we made the decision (or should I say it was made for us) that we would not be going on our business trip back to Florida. I tried to get Hubby to go without me but he didn't want to do that and it worked out just as well anyway as he spent Firday night at the hospital with me! When he got home from work that night he thought I should go into the ER but I didn't want to, it was cold, rainy and I felt awful and didn't want to get out. By 8:30 I was having some trouble breathing off and on so off to the hospital we went.
Thankfully it's wasn't horribly busy as it can sometimes be so the wait wasn't too long. Actually they got me right in and put me on a nebulizer even before a doc was ready even though I had to lay on a gurney in a hallway! lol! I didn't care, that felt so good to have those airways opened up again!
When the doc came in and checked me out he found the fluid in my right lung but wanted to take an x-ray just to double check and then put me on IV fluids, IV antibiotics, something for the pain and something for the horrible cough. To make a long story short we got home about 2 the next morning but I'm sure glad I went in as things were going downhill so quickly.
Yesterday I was in bed all day but today I feel quite a bit better so have been up and around some. It's going to take a while and they said I have to R>E>S>T or no amount of antibiotics will clear it up. If it had been any worse they were going to admit me so I was glad I could come home to recoup. This is the first time I have been on the computer in about five days so I am really behind and it will take me all week to get caught up but I will!!!
Mom got home. It was exhausting as we knew it would be but she is glad to be in her own home with Dad and Buffy. The nurses come in three times per week and the physical therapy people come in three times per week. She is getting around quite well and I even washed and set her hair today. She tires easily but that is to be expected, we are just so glad to have her home with us again!
Son just called, he went to a Patriot's-Bull's game today in Massachusetts with some of his customers. They had just landed back in Bangor and he was headed for home. They had a great time, the Pat's won, so it was a good day all the way around.
Guess that's it for tonight but I wanted to let you know what was going on.