My father, aged 90, is in hospital and has been diagnosed with severe pneumonia. This was news to me until yesterday and we've already visited him twice. He has been very poorly for at least 3 weeks - but he was messed about by his doctors - 'mild' infection I was told and that it was safe for me to visit him (I have moderate copd). I think this is a case of 'after the horse has bolted', but I am very worried about whether I can or already have caught this. I have not had the pneumonia jab yet (my surgery told me it wouldn't be available until February). I'm going to keep away from the hospital over the weekend - but there is a real chance that my father might not survive, because of age, co-morbidity (he has heart failure and problems with kidney) and lack of nourishment in his body. I am hoping that, if I were going to 'catch' this, I would have shown symptoms by now. I had blood tests for a different condition and had results yesterday - everything came back normal, so I presume I have no infection at the moment.
Does anybody else have any experience of this?