Well I only recently joined this forum sharing my recent experience of being in hospital on ITU ect.Following my previous post explaining my admission to hospital due to Swine Flu,pneumonia, asthma ect .I had posted saying back home recovering however... I had to see my GP on the Friday following discharge but had not been brilliant since getting back home but thought just down to general recovery.
I arrived at drs very breathless but put it down to being weak but my gp was shocked to see how much was struggling had never seen me cos t of asthma let alone how I was.Dr examined me and with looking at my asthma action plan decided I was basically in zone 3 of 4 on plan and to up inhalers and start steriods this was after he went and discussed me with another Dr.My gp did say I think you may well end up back in over the weekend.However hubbie dropped me at home with my daughter before he went to chemist,by time he got back I was still really struggling so he spoke to gp who said to call 999 and he would phone hospital to say coming back in. Ambulance arrived very swiftly with 3 crew(trainee Paramedic) out on ambulance hooked up to monitors ect given nebuliser. Paramedic wanted to put a line in then I revealed my black bruised arm from my previous admission shocked he looked at other arm and said I will try once and amazingly hit jackpot 1st time. So now hooked up to monitors, nebuliser, fluids and IV paracetamol. After various chcks they decide need to fill out a code amber form and telephoned ahead to a&e how soon would be there. The driver then said to me Paula we are going to be going over quite swiftly on blue lights and you may hear the sirens but don't be alarmed that's because I don't like waiting in traffic!A very speedy trip arrive at hospital more Arterial blood taken(they hurt!)x-rays ect. Turns out Pneumonia again,I had only gone home Monday teatime now Friday and I'm back in.Two lots of IV antibiotics on admission then further 3 days just one IV then onto oral antibiotics and steroids and finally released last night so in total in hospital 24 days!!! Have been advised by hospital drs it's going to be good few weeks before I feel well but here starts recovery!