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Virus

31 Jul

Finally found out what this stupid virus is, and here’s the kicker: there’s no treatment for it! Just have to rest, treat the symptoms, and let it run its course, which could potentially take up to 6 months!! Ain’t nobody got time for that! Meanwhile, I’ll just be here feeling miserable. But at least we know what it is and that it commonly resolves itself. It just takes a heck of a long time. LAME!

Yesterday, I got really really sick, I couldn’t even function like at all. I was totally out of commission. Then I had doctors appointments and my blood chemistry is all jacked up and I had to get a Neulasta injection. Neulasta is the spawn of Satan…to put it nicely. My everything hurts.

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ER Trip

25 Jul

I had to go to the hospital again last night because my heart was beating out of whack and my fever shot back up again. I’m back home and doing okay now. I’m going to spend the day with my brother and with my mom when she gets home.

Coming Home

23 Jul

I haven’t updated in a little bit because things have been a little crazy. First, they’ve been trying to narrow down what I have and they have concluded that it’s a virus. I won’t go into detail about what it is for personal privacy reasons, but basically the only thing they can really do is treat the symptoms and let the virus run its course so to speak. Then, on Saturday, I was airlifted to a hospital closer to home. My mom works in affiliation with this hospital, so she was able to pull some strings and get things rolling faster. This does hit one of my Bucket List items, which was to ride in a helicopter. Unfortunately, I was sleeping the entire time, so I didn’t get to appreciate it properly, but I never made any specific stipulations on my actual Bucket List regarding being awake, so I’m counting it. When I got to the new hospital, things got crazy. I coded. Now I don’t know what all went on during the code, obviously, but I have some nice bruises and burn marks to remember it by. I got put on a vent for a short period of time, I was taken off of it that same night and just had the oxygen mask. Thank God. It was funny because I was toying around with the idea of DNR, and had I signed one of those puppies…well this post would be a little different. Nonexistent. But after all of that, I desperately wanted to go home and just sit outside. I’ve been cooped up inside for so long, I just wanted some sun and air and…non-sterile smells. I wanted to sleep in my own bed and maybe be able to sleep through the entire night. So my mom arranged for Home Health care, because she’s a Get-Things-Done type of person, and a few days later I was discharged into their care. It’s so so nice being home. My bed has never felt better. And it’s kind of a relief being here with my parents and my brother. We went to the Gardens and I took some great pictures. We walked around, and I used the wheelchair and oxygen only when I got super tired…which didn’t really take too long, but the point is that I was just walking around the gardens being normal, doing normal things with my family, and that made me so happy.

Misery

18 Jul

Well…I have some kind of infection, the doctors haven’t figured out what yet, but they’re thinking a virus because the antibiotics haven’t knocked it out. My temp is still pretty high, and they’re using ice packs for it, and they’re freezing my butt off. I had some seizures, too. I’ve been having some pretty intense bouts of vomiting, and I can’t eat anything by mouth, so I’m on TPN again. I’ve been a little jaundiced, and I’m not having any urine output. Fluid is building up in my lungs, making it hard to breathe. I still don’t know why the stomach pain is so bad or what exactly is causing it now, but they’re giving me morphine every few hours, which is odd because I normally get fentanyl or dilaudid. But they’re pretty much keeping me knocked out all day, because when I wake up, it’s pretty much just miserable. Naturally, my mom freaked out and called a bunch of doctors she knows, and they’re trying to figure out what I have. My family caught a flight and they’re here now. My mom is trying to get me transferred home. Through all this, I did get a guy’s number, though. He was visiting the person next to me and said my smile made his day. That kind of made my day. There was this nurse, though, that would not smile for the life of him! I tried to get him to crack a smile because he just looked so miserable, but he just absolutely would not smile. Oh well. I tried. I called some people today and talked to them for a little while. I wrote some nice notes to people and listened to some music when I wasn’t sleeping. Today was difficult, but I tried to relax.