Saturday, November 9, 2013

Late-Night Sick Blogging

I finally went to the doctor yesterday for an annoying cold I've had that wouldn't go away.  I always wait as  long as I can because it upsets me when I do go and the doctor says there's nothing he can do.  Welp, it was a good thing I went this time, because I had a definite wheeze and was working on pneumonia!  I'd already been taking my inhaler several times a day because of coughing fits.  Now I'm on a strong antibiotic, Prednisone, and a nasal spray.

No cough syrup seems to be helping me get through the night, so here I am up at 3:00 a.m. with Prednisone Munchies and a hacking cough.  Blogging seemed like the logical choice.

I mentioned our RMH friend Reagann a few days ago.  She is still in need of prayers and a miracle!  She has a syndrome called ROHHAD that complicates her respiratory status, among other things.  But this illness is unrelated to that.  The way I understand it (and I could be wrong because it's all pretty complicated!), there is a tear somewhere in her thoracic duct and her body is leaking lymphatic fluid (which is also infected with some sort of bacteria) into her lungs.  Her doctors have drained off several liters of fluid in less than two weeks, and there's no sign of it stopping.  They did a procedure yesterday to try to find the tear, but they can't.  This will most likely mean a major, very complicated thoracic surgery.  Given Reagann's already delicate respiratory status, this is not good news.  Please, please pray for Reagann!!


1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
You have pneumonia!! That is not good!! I caught--yes, some types can be contagious--it from my youngest brother at age 21. Because of a potentially life-threatening birth defect which I had called congenital diaphragmatic hernia that collapsed a lung, I now have asthma. ;-(
Get well, Friend!! ;)
--Raelyn