Friday, April 16, 2010
Mitch has a confirmed case of pneumonia. He has been coughing for a long time (2 months maybe??). Two weeks ago he woke up with a fever (could have been a virus), and I sent him to the express care doctor. He did 5 days of Zithromax. He wasn't feeling better at the end of 5 days (fever was gone, cough was the same), so I sent him to see his regular doctor (1 week ago). We also did some good research on chronic coughing. At the doctor he was given an x-ray and a breathing test. The doctor determined that he was having an asthmatic sort of effect and prescribed Adavair. Today the doctor's office called back to confirm his x-ray showed pneumonia. His cough has seemed better since being on the Adavair. He has to go back in next week for a follow-up x-ray to make sure the pneumonia is clearing. Because I had my spleen removed I am at a higher risk of contracting pneumonia. I am glad that I have not caught it, even though I've been exposed to the same germs that Mitch has. I had a slew of vaccines, so maybe that helped some. We seem to be tag-teaming on the illness thing (his broken leg--my spleen--his pneumonia). We joked about our marriage vows being "in sickness and in health." Yes, we are committed through both! But I hope that he is feeling better soon and then we ALL stay well for a long time.