Sunday, December 15, 2013

Less than 2 months!

I haven't even been off of Iv's 2 months and I'm back on them again! Brilliant :(! 

On Tuesday I had an appointment at Frimley at 11:40am. So mum came and picked me up from work and drove us there. I was already feeling rubbish and had been since the weekend as I have a cold, plus my cough hasn't been great again so I was expecting my lung function to be rubbish. But that was also because I have not been doing physio as much as I should be.

When we arrived Jackie did my obs and my lung function. Like I say I was expecting my lung function to be rubbish but was very shocked when my results read just 49%! That's the lowest it's ever been. Mum said the cold probably didn't help that but still I wasn't happy and knew I'd be told I needed Iv's.

When Dr.Higton came in and saw me she said straight away that she thinks Iv's would be the best option to get me well for Christmas. (Just in time though as the Iv's would finish on Christmas eve!). But I didn't want to be on more Iv's after less than two months. So she said we could try some orals for a few weeks and if they don't work I would then have to have Iv's anyway. But mum was saying how she was off work for the next 10 days so I may as well have the Iv's now as she will be at home to help me. So I decided to go with the Iv's although I was not best pleased about it. I told Dr.Higton I didn't want to be on lots of antibiotics though as I wanted to still be able to go to work and last time it tired me out being on more antibiotics! So I've got Ceft twice a day and Toby once a day which isn't to bad as they can be done at 6 in the evening so no late nights and 6 in the morning which means I can still go to work.

Once I had my first dose of each antibiotic, I rung work and told them I was on Iv's again and they said to not worry about coming back until tomorrow as it was already 3 o'clock, so me and mum went home.

On Wednesday, I woke up feeling rubbish because of this cold. So mum rang up work and said I wouldn't be in after all. But they were fine with it and have shortened my hours while I'm on Iv's.

So me and mum have been back on the physio to get my lung function up again and hopefully these Iv's shift this cold in time for Christmas day!

1 comment:

  1. Bummer, About being back on meds so soon. I know that how that feels. I was in the hospital back-to-back in October. Annoying. But that's awesome your work and mom are so supportive! Ps. Awesome Halloween pics below! Your fellow CF blogger, Cheriz,