Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Been In for a Week

I haven't blogged in awhile since I've been hospitalized yet again. Cystic fibrosis really sucks in my opinion. Fortunately I have good doctors who are working hard to get me back into tip-top condition.

I ended up here a week ago. I had extreme shortness of breath and my oxygen saturation was pretty low. I ended up having to call an ambulance for myself. Joy. Ambulance rides are not fun. You have to balance on this crazy, skinny gurney and watch the world go by through the back window of claustrophibia-inducing vehicle. Yuck.

When we got to the hospital they started me on IV antibiotics--the usual stuff. Actually, this time they hit me with everything they've got it seems. I'm on 4 different antibiotics. 3 of the intravenous and one of them oral. The bugs that I'm growing this time are highly resistant to them, so we're hoping and praying that this heavy-duty combination of drugs will do the trick to wipe out the infection. The official diagnosis is double pneumonia. Gunky on both sides. I feel like I'm breathing through a coffee stirrer and the stuff I'm coughing up is about the consistency of watery mud. It may as well be mud for all I care.

I'm pretty low on energy, but improving a bit at a time. I'm still on oxygen, but my lung function tests from today showed an improvement from Friday. That's good news at least. I'm not sure how long I'll be here, but I'll try to get better at updating. I just haven't had a chance before now.

Over and out,

I won't post what my first response was, but I just don't understand why you have to go through all of this.

I am thinking of you often. I hope your energy continues to strengthen and the infection gets under control.
I haven't checked on you in a while. I'm sorry to hear you are having such trouble. Danielle, Micah (new baby), and I are all down with the flu. Dan didn't get a flu shot this year because she was enrolled in a drug study. Sarah was the only one vaccinated. We are praying for your swift recovery!
Love and Light,
hi Lauren its Nicole (mom2lillian) I follow you and was hoping you were doing ok. Take care in there I know that hubby will take good care of you.

I hope you feel better soon! I am sorry you are back in again!

You are in my prayers Lauren!
I'm praying for you, Lauren and adding you to my prayer blog.
I have read your blog from time to time and I really admire your courage. CF can suck at times. I just did a 50 day stay and it wasn't fun. It inspired me to take my health even more seriously and I started a blog myself. I'd love for you to check it out. www.RunSickboyRun.com

Get well soon!!!!
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