Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Update from the Hospital

I've been in the hospital for just over a week now, which means I've had two sets of lung function tests to measure my progress. Things seem to be heading in the right direction. I'm not thrilled that I'm on prednisone, since it's making my blood sugars go crazy, but it's not as though that's something we haven't dealt with before. I had PFTs today which demonstrated some good progress. Nothing major, but enough of an improvement that I probably won't need to have my antibiotics changed. I'm still far below my baseline, but I hope I won't stay in this range for much longer. Things seem to be loosening up and coming up and out. Like I said, good progress.

Having Katrina here is making things a bit more tolerable for me. We've talked on the phone a few times and each time I hang up I feel so thankful that there's someone who knows what I'm going through. (She sounds pretty darn good by the way.)

Brad has been doing a great job of keeping me contented and peaceful. He's done some very thoughtful things for me while I've been here and for that I'm so thankful. The other day he even surprised me by bringing my CD player and my current favorite CD, along with one that he made especially for me. Awwwww...isn't he great?

There's no word on how long I'll be here. I don't dare ask either. I have a feeling it might be a lengthy visit. We seem to have the pain under control finally, which is good. Now we just need to find a way to keep the prednisone from keeping me awake all night.

That's it for now. Thank you all so much for your prayers and warm thoughts. Daily I'm thankful for the support system I have in my husband, family and online CF community. You guys are all awesome.

More to come in a few days...that is, if I can snag an Internet connection again.

Comments:
Did I miss a post? I didn't know you were in the hospital!!!
 
It was so nice to talk to you the other day! We will be praying for you!
 
I'm glad things are going in the right direction. Hoping you are feeling better and home soon. xoxo Elise
 
Hi there!
My name is Emily, I'm also a CFer and found your blog. It always a blessing to connect with other CF adults and share in the good and bad.
Know that I am praying for you, I hope you are out of the hospital already and are feeling much better.
Love and prayers,
Emily
 
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