I can well and truly eat my words after bragging about 2 weeks at home, which is the longest I've managed to be out in months!
Admitted to a&e via resus last night with awful blood gasses. Had the usual treatment and my ABGs improved. Was feeling quite optimistic as I bounced back quickly and went straight from resus to MAU - was really pleased with that
But started going downhill again very quickly in MAU, a registrar, F2 doctor and a student doctor all started having a panic about what my sats were doing and that my lungs are moving no air at all.
They have now decided that I need to move to HDU for closer monitoring. They are doing b2b nebs, getting 6 hourly hydro (why?!! This really confuses me ) and getting aminophylline :'-( plus on 4L+ O2
They have also just done another ABG as they are really concerned at just how tired I am becoming.
Feeling really really fed up and upset. I've already been told that I am in for at least another 2 nights and probably more. This is my first time of having aminophylline - will I just get the 1 dose or will they give it over a few days? I don't understand it.
If you've got to here, congrats listening to my total meltdown.