Day: November 19, 2015
Lauren has Pneumonia, no hospital stay
The last couple of weeks, Lauren has had a cough that was not getting any better. Every time Lauren doesn’t feel good, I go into panic mode. Flash backs are so real. These feeling are so real. Not sure if I could live through this image again. Lauren is not in the hospital, but this is what I see in my mind, when I think about Lauren when she doesn’t feel well.
Lauren’s immune system is compromised from the heart transplant. She needs to be very careful of any sickness that is going around. With all the sanitation and Lysol I use in our house, I cannot kill all the germs. Impossible to say the least. Life is around us.
Many germs can cause pneumonia. The most common are bacteria and viruses in the air we breathe. Your body usually prevents these germs from infecting your lungs. But sometimes these germs can overpower your immune system, even if your health is generally good.
On Monday, Lauren went to her doctor. After her exam, they sent her to the hospital for a chest X-ray. The X-ray showed she has pneumonia. Thank the Lord, the Dr.’s said we caught it early. No hospital stay, they put Lauren on Zithromax Z-Pak. So the next week, I am praying the medication works and takes care of her lungs.
With cold and flu season here, please be mindful of your surroundings. Germs spread everywhere.