Such a lovely place, although I'm hoping I can both check out AND leave -- preferably by the end of the week.
Yeah, I landed back on my ass in 9 Hudson South (actually the best ward going over here, with a menu for ordering dinner, private rooms/bath, and guest internet). The twist is that we don't actually think this one's all about the lung infection, or at least 2 1/2 weeks of solid 101 degree fevers daily says this isn't your average pneumonia. We're thinking viral, but they're not ruling out an infection that we're just not hitting yet . . . including the ever-dreaded port infection. Fingers crossed it's not that, although other contenders include such fun little visitors as Lyme Disease or a relapse of Mononucleosis.
I'm just hoping that whatever it is, it starts to resolve itself FAST.
They've already switch my abx from Merrem to Imipenem, which they did over the weekend at home and may already be making somewhat a difference. Also my potassium levels are climbing, which is wonderful. So basically I'm in here, according to my doctor, "for a couple of days" (famous last words!) to get some tests run and hopefully figure this thing out for good. It's been bothering me for waaaay too long.
I didn't even put up my usual crazy stubborn (um, I mean, polite and well-articulated) fight to stay out of the joint this time. Sometimes you just know you're headed for those plastic sheets, and the best that you can do is just grit your teeth and bring your own comforter. As my blogger cyster Cystic Gal might quote, "you got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em". . . and hope to God that your doctors know when to let you walk away ;)
- I am a 33-year-old wife, sister, daughter, friend, law school graduate, CFer, lifelong student of public service, blog writer, patient, Sagittarius, reader, Top chef fan, double-lung transplant recipient (twice!), and dog owner living in Colorado's beautiful Mile High City. I love all things colorful, funny, inspiring, or needlessly sarcastic. I share my city with about 2,500,000 other remarkable people, share my disease with 70,000 other beautiful souls, share my life with some unbelievable family and friends, and share my apartment with one very handsome guy and one really fat mutt with a kick-butt personality. We make it work.
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