Wednesday, March 9, 2016
in which our plucky heroine wishes for full oxygenation
My pals Jess and Cindy came over yesterday planning to help out and make me some homemade chicken soup, but by the middle of the day I was having some real trouble breathing, so instead, off to Urgent Care became the order of the day... After being jumped to the head of the line (which has never happened to me at Urgent Care, I ended up with an EKG, two nebulizer breathing treatments, and a chest xray. When they still couldn't get my O2 up to a good place, they sent me on to the ER, where I then spent the rest of the afternoon into the evening. (Somewhere in there the horrid fever I'd had for five days abated, but I still was feeling pretty awful)
Very glad not to HAVE to stay overnight in hospital, after hours of tests, more EKG, and another nebuliser treatment I was really wanting my own bed, and preferably some actual food prior to said bed...(although the supplemental oxygen was really nice). According to their tests what I have is some viral human walking pneumonia. I have instructions for followup care and two new inhalers. Whoo hoo... not my best day ever, but am very grateful to Jess for patiently transporting me, and Cindy for holding down the fort here at Acorn Cottage. I fear that it will be a while before our plucky heroine is her usual bouncy self, since right now walking from the front door to the driveway is pretty exhausting... but thank goodness for living in these modern times and not in the actual Middle Ages, and that I now have insurance coverage and could get medical attention, since not that long ago, that wasn't an option for me
so, my wish for today is for a return to healthy lung function and full activity!