After a week with pneumonia and a long week with pseudomonas, I’m home! I was given a sufuser. Everybody calls it a line or a pick.
I was frightened when the technician told me she would put a line in my arm! I asked if I could watch her doing it! She told me it would sting, then it would go numb. She put an anaesthetic gel on the spot of my arm. Then she pricked me with an injection. She filtered through a very fine plastic tube into my arm. I didn’t feel a thing and as amazed at the easiness with which she introduced this.
The second part is like a bottle. There’s a balloon the keeps a pressure for the antibiotic to go into my arm. There’s a sensor on my arm which captures my temperature and attracts the antibiotics (Tazocin) into my veins. I have this device for a fortnight.
This morning the checking murse told me she had to take the whole thing off, because they found a new bug. I had to go to hospital again to change the antibiotic. After a lot of talk, the doctor decided that I was fine with the line and the antibiotic!
So I’m back home and fairly shattered.
Last night, a friend came to fetch me from hospital. I begged him to help me clear and clean the fridge, as I didn’t want any more infections due to old food. He did this marvellously for me. I had time to order some fresh food from Sainsbury’s which came today.
I still feel wobbly. I have to sleep upright to maintain my breathing and oxygen level which oscillates from 86% to 95%. I’ve learned some exercise with the physiotherapist to bring the oxygen up. Sit up. First, breathe “in the tummy” ten times (It helps to put one’s hands over the tummy. Then you breathe deeply in , leaving a little bit at the end to force sniff a bit more. Repeat this 10 times too. it works wonders to boost the oxygen level.
I leave this to you, as I am fairly tired. Love to you all, Mike.