Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Medical Update

As many of you know.....

...I was in the Instacare (or insta scare) on Saturday with shortness of breath, wheezing, fever, high blood sugars, and green thick productive cough. The Doctor (if you can call him that) said "your asthma is out of control". Ya, but what caused my asthma to flare-up to the worst breathing I've ever had?????? Here is some steroids for 5 days and good luck. "Don't let the door hit you on the way out"

I knew better than to go to the Insta Scare. I should have gone straight to LDS Hospital ER or called Uncle Matt.

So I started the steroids (I became a jittery, steroid high, high blood sugar mess). I used almost an entire inhaler of albuterol (about 40 doses) to get some relief.

By the time Monday rolled around, I called my doctor and she said, "Come on down"

I was started on a Z-Pack for bronchitis (the cause of the asthma flare-UP). You should have been started on this on Saturday. Also, here is a steroid taper instead of cold turkey. You should be feeling better in a day or two.

Today (Tuesday), I'm still coughing, can't do anything with out being winded but with better recovery, less albuterol use, less productive cough, no fever, but blood sugars are higher than ever. Taking lots and lots of insulin.

This was the scariest medical situation I've ever been in with my own body. I don't want to do this again. When you are so short of breath that you can't even change your own daughters diaper without having to sit for 5 minutes to catch your breath, it scares the pants right off you.

Thank you Mom and Dad for coming to my rescue. Thank you to all my family and friends for the phone calls and e-mails. You are all the best. I owe you one.

1 comment:

Eliza2006 said...

We definitely missed you that night. Hope you are well now! Hey, I forgot to mention, I was calling the other day to alert to a really good deal on a possible Christmas toy, but it sold out. Talk to you soon!