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How I lost 2 weeks out of 2012!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My suggestion to everyone is GET A FLU SHOT if you have not already if you aren't allergic!!! Ok, that might have saved me but dr isn't sure! With DH spending several days in the hospital with pneumonia, I am sure that is where I became infected and we lost from Tues thru Fri before Christmas with him in there, then on Sunday I woke up and realized a Mack truck had run over me during the night and no one got it's license so I was just a Hit & Run victim and down for the count!!! I likely should have headed to Urgent Care immediately to get tamiflu but at that point not sure I could have stood up to get there! I was pretty much out of it till sometime on Wed after Christmas-the fever finally broke and I actually could hold my head up without feeling like it was being hit by ballbats. However, dear DH started coughing that evening and by Thursday he sounded like what I was pretty sure I expected pneumonia to sound like (he didn't have a single cough or rattle before). I talked to his dr on Thur and he hoped the antibiotic he was on would protect him and since he didn't have a fever, he didn't feel he needed to see him but if he developed a fever, I was to call him. Of course the fever came later on in the afternoon and my first call Fri morning was to his office. They got us in (after a little prodding on my part to talk to the doc) at 1 and by 2 he was back in the hospital!!
I have not been staying with him like I normally would as I am still not back to my usual energizer self yet. But was there Fri till they got him all settled in and nurse had asked all the questions, etc. Men don't seem to remember a thing!! I spent a couple of hours there twice on Sat and went early this morning so I could talk to his docs. I managed to talk to his pulmonary and the infectious disease docs. It is now confirmed he not only has pneumonia but also strain A of the influenza! He is going to be given tamiflu along with all the other meds he is receiving.
The plus side of this diagnosis is he is now in isolation and his roommate was whisked right out of there (he arrived at 3:30 am and was out by 8 am). He will now have a room all to himself. Everyone has to wear a mask when they come in. I asked if I should be wearing one, the infectious disease doc looked at me and said, didn't you give this to him???? Guess not!
So if any of you want to just totally lose a couple of weeks out of your life this is how it worked for me.
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  • no profile photo CD7403040
    I hope you are both feeling better soon.
    2980 days ago
    Didn't you give it to him?....priceless.

    Get better and am praying for the both of you.
    2980 days ago
    OMG, I am so glad you are doing better. I will pray that you husband gets better too!!!!
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    2980 days ago
    I'll keep my 2 weeks. But 4 years ago, DH pulled the
    same nonsense on me. He went to the doctor, forgot
    to tell him about the fever, chills, night sweats and
    cough until he had Influenza A AND pneumonia.
    He lost a full month at work and thought I should
    feel sorry for him. I was lucky and stayed healthy
    but I did get a flu shot this year.
    Hope you both get on the road to recover quickly. Hugs!
    2980 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/30/2012 10:21:29 PM
  • DOODIE59
    Well, I pray this is the end of your run of bad luck!! To good health in 2013:)
    2980 days ago
    My goodness! You poor, poor dear lady. Although I'm sorry you can't spend much time with Bill right now, I'm glad he's in the hospital - he's getting the care he needs, and it relieves you of taking care of him at home when you still aren't well.

    Yes, I'm a strong believer in flu shots. I know many people pooh-pooh the idea, but you just have to be hit once (like you were) to be made a believer. And a dr told me a few years ago that I had the flu. "But I GOT A FLU SHOT" "Well," she said, "you apparently have a different strain than was in the shot, but having the shot will help you not be as sick now." Of course, I already thought I was dying (no, not really) so I could only imagine how much worse I could have been.

    At least Bill won't have to put up with an obnoxious roommate. emoticon

    I'm praying you both get completely over your various illnesses and soon climb back on top of your world.

    2980 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8667808
    Oh Pat, I sure hope 2013 is a healthier year for you and dh. I'll hope and pray for it all year long. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2980 days ago
    Oh wow, that flu is really contagious for sure :( You probably got it at the hospital to begin with. I hope you hubby gets better soon and you take care of yourself too. emoticon
    2981 days ago
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