Help please, I have had bronchical asthma for about twenty years , no real problems controlled by inhalers. Until about 3 years ago after losing about 2 stone in weight and having various hospital tests it was decided to send me to a chest specialist. I was diagnosed with emphysema,that was following a ct scan. Last year I had a number of chest infections some cleared up quickly other took a lot longer. In October I started with an infection, started antibiotics and steroids, it would clear up leave me with a slight cough,then a few days later start all over again. I was very ill one night and my husband called an ambulance, i was only kept in for about 6 hours sent home with more steroids and antibiotics. My doctor phoned the next day to say the hospital wanted me to have a scan as my chest x ray was not looking to good. Between October and December I had in total 5 different courses of antibiotics and steroids. Middle of December I started yet another infection which took hold in a few hours I waited until the morning to phone my doctor who on seeing me got me admitted straight away to hospital. Whilst in hospital I was told that in January 2014 a sputum sample that I had done and had been told was normal was in fact Pseudomonas. They apologised, I was put on intravenous ciprofloxacin.nebulised ventolin and oxygen. I came home 6 days later. The community respiratory nurses have been to see me, I used a nebuliser at home for 4 weeks, the physio has also been out twice. Since back home, after a sputum test it was found that I had another infection Haemophilus, so another 2 weeks of tablets. The past week I have felt a lot better still getting tired though. I am due to see my new Consultant on the 9th of Feb ( the one that treated me in hospital) and have been told by the nurses that before that I must do another sputum test so that the consultant will have an up to date result. All this week because my breathing has improved so much I am hardly bringing up any sputum, when I do it is not green anymore it is clear. Can anyone tell me does this mean that the Psuedomaonas has now gone. Sorry I should have said earlier whilst in hospital I had a scan which showed pneumonia, progressive copd and bronchiectasis.
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