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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
if you all remember me being sick and going to the ER about 2 weeks ago for Bronchitis......well the Antibiotics did NOTHING for me I am worse now than I was then.It has turned into full blown Pnemonia now Last night I was so weak,I couldn't hold my head up and I could barely breath.I ended up taking a hot shower and then using my inhaler and that did help with the breathing.I was sick to my stomach also
I slept until 3:30 today I do feel some what better now---not sick to my belly as much.But, the crap is still in my chest.
I called the ER and they said to come back in,but that they will most likely only give me Zithromax again.What's the point in going back?
So, I sit here at the hosue trying to get better and if I get REALLY bad, then I will have no choice but to go back to the ER.
I'm taking Mucinex to break up the junk in my lungs and Actified to clear up the junk in my nose.
So, if I'm not on much..................PLEASE know that it is only because I am sick and can't get on.

Emily325, I will get on and post as many questions as I can for the spotlight.
post #2 of 22
Awwwwwwww Tammy, so sorry to hear you feel that bad.... .....hang in there and it will get better! Do you have a family doc you can get into see?
post #3 of 22
I hope you feel better soon!!!!!!!!! Pnemonia is awful!!!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
post #4 of 22
to you. I haven't had pneumonia, but my husband did. It was horrible for him! Poor guy - and poor you! About the only thing I really got out of it was to alternate ibuprofin (Advil/Motrin) and acetomeniphin (Tylenol) every 2 hours to control the fever, and drink a LOT as that will help to thin out the mucus so you can get it out.

Take care of yourself!
post #5 of 22
You must be utterly miserable! I hope you get better soon so we can see more of you again.
post #6 of 22
Go back to the hospital, or to your doctor, and ask for different antibiotics.

Pnemonia is no joke - I know you know that, it's making you miserable - but if you're not on much, I won't be thinking it's cause you're sick, I'll be worried that you're dead. And then who would feed your cats? See, now we're all worried.
post #7 of 22
It's awful to be so sick and I hope you are better soon! It's true that a different antibiotic might help if you go back to a doctor.

This has helped me when I've had pneumonia a couple of times. They are simple things that really help!

1) Several times a day, go outside and take deep, slow breaths of fresh air. It really helps to clear the lungs, among other good things.

2) Stop eating all refined sugar. It supresses your immune system for up to six hours.

3) Do a sinus wash if your nose is still stuffy to get all the infected stuff out.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #8 of 22
aww..I hope you feel better soon!!! now go get some rest! and if you have to go to the ER..go and don't hesitate to!
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
Emily325, I will get on and post as many questions as I can for the spotlight.
I just now saw this thread. Don't you worry about me Tammy, you focus on getting better!
post #10 of 22
I hope your feeling better soon I had pneumonia in both lungs last year just before Christmas. I almost ended up in the hospital. It wasn't fun
post #11 of 22
Aw, that stinks that you feel like crap...sending get well vibes
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, it's both lungs that are involved.I am weak and can't hold my head up for very long.I get really dizzy.
I AM going back to the ER first thing in the am. after I get my kids off to school.
My 16 year old DD has been a God send and helped with the kits and the kids.
I'll post more tomm. when I can.If you don't hear from me for a day, then they admitted me.
post #13 of 22
Prayers and vibes for you, poor dear. We will all be here when you get better so don't worry about us. Take care of yourself.
post #14 of 22
get better soon!!!!
post #15 of 22
Awwwww! I hope you feel better soon!
Take care of yourself.. We all are missing you.
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
I went to the ER this am and after 2 bags of IV fluid,blood tests,x-rays,an injection into my IV,2 breathing treatments
I have pnemonia in both lungs,my lungs are weak from all the coughing,plus I have the flu!!!
I was so weak because I was dehydrated.
I have to do a breathing treatment every 2 hours,take antibiotics,drink LOTS of fluid and get lots of rest.I have more cough meds to help me sleep at night.
Thanks for all the good vibes and prayers you all!!!
post #17 of 22
Awww...sweety. You're in my prayers. I hope you start feling better soon!
post #18 of 22
I'm glad you went back. I know it's a pain to drag yourself anywhere you're that sick.

My continued thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.
post #19 of 22
Tammy you need to get better gorgeous!!!!
post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
I went to the ER this am and after 2 bags of IV fluid,blood tests,x-rays,an injection into my IV,2 breathing treatments
I have pnemonia in both lungs,my lungs are weak from all the coughing,plus I have the flu!!!
I was so weak because I was dehydrated.
I have to do a breathing treatment every 2 hours,take antibiotics,drink LOTS of fluid and get lots of rest.I have more cough meds to help me sleep at night.
Thanks for all the good vibes and prayers you all!!!
I'm glad you went to the ER....what did they give you to put in your breathing machine? Albuterol or Pulmicort?? I've used both in mine alternating between the two. They may make you vomit a bit at first to get all of the flim out of your system -so don't freak out if that happens- it's normal. Just try to stay really hydrated. I hope you get to feeling better soon!!
post #21 of 22
Awww! I hope you feel better soon. I know how miserable Pnemonia can be. Ive had it 3 times. When I was 3 days old, 5 years old and 11 years old. Not fun.
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I'm on for a few.I'm still really weak from being sick so much and so long.
Nikki,I have Albuterol for the Nebulizer machine.I had one here at the hosue for my DS asthma,so they just gave me a script for the meds to go in it.
I've had to use it several times for my asthma also.
If this doesn't work,then they'll do steroids for me.
I am feeling better,just not all the way up to par yet.
I get pnemonia EVERY year so this is nothing new to me.But, this close to Bronchitis and then flu on top of it OMG!!! I also have 3 of the 4 kids sick.Shawn is also getting it.Next week the kids have off for Thanksgiving,so I'm going to REALLY clean the house and use ALOT of Lysol and Tek-Trol to get these darn germs under control.
I am so sorry you all that I am not on much.I just don't have the strenth to sit in the chiar and read all the posts and then post back.
I am at home with a major headache from all the coughing.
I'll be back as soon as I can be.
HUGS!!!! Thanks for everything
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