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Friday, March 13, 2009

More than side effects ~ Bilateral Pneumonia

Thank you for all your prayers and I thoughts. Things ended up being more serious than side effects although that complicated matters.

Last Wednesday/Thursday, i was admitted for bilateral pneumonia. I was really sick and just discharged Wednesday. I continue on oral steroids and antibiotics.

I am extremely tired and quite weak which is to be expected, but I'm good enough to be home. This whole experience has been quite terrifying for me.

I'm doing what I did in the hospital only in the comfort of my own home without the wake up calls for meals, breathing treatments, vitals, blood draws, xrays, CT scans, cleaning the room, etc... Oh, and not hooked up to O2 or IV's...mobility!!!

My husband is staying home this week to help me...I hate to admit it, but I do need his assistance.

I miss real life. :-) Thank you again for so much for all your support. I'll update you more when I have the energy. Right now, it is nap time...again!! My stamina is really low and I need lots of rest, but I wanted to update you.


Wandering Coyote said...

So sorry to hear this, CC. Get well soon!

Laura said...

Take good care of yourself CC. My thoughts and prayers are with you. (((hug)))

Ana said...

Good to know you are taking care of yourself.

GirlBlue said...

Hope you're feeling a whole lot better now

jumpinginpuddles said...

wow you are having such a hard run

Anonymous said...

hope you are feeling better, my son was diagnosed to have bilateral pneumonia and he is only 5 years old, I really have no idea what this bilateral pneumonia really is nor i don't know if there are certain stages for this, but i really hope you and my son gets better real soon, my prayers are with you. God bless.

Anonymous said...


How have you been feeling recently? Has the heat effected you in anyway. I have pneumonia in April of this year and still feel really tired. Please let me know how you are feeling.



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