Had another very sore throat again after a week of visiting our son in his positive pressure room? I kept away as before so I do not infect him while he is so vulnerable from the high Chemo he has had.
This time it did not get better but went into my chest and and I was getting very SOB with a cough. My wife was I thought a little over concerned with how I was and wanted to call a doctor on Saturday but I said I will be aright? Early Sunday morning I was very SOB and sweating so she called the GP Practice to get a message stating I need to call 111 first? When she got though I was struggling to talk so she went though the symptoms and was asked to check around my chest and back for high temperatures in different places. I got enough breath back to speak to them and took on the call and explained the pain in my back and chest and SOB. They told me to use my nitrate spray as it may be my heart issues? So 2 sprays under the tongue to be told they have called for an ambulance to come to me to asses me!
It was not to many minutes and they were knocking on the door to look me over. They checked O2 88% and then the temperature which was 39.9 c ! They said it is a very good idea to go to A&E as it looks like I have a raging infection that needs looking at quickly especially with my history.
Off in the ambulance I go with the wife following in the car it was a cold morning so was helping my fever. Once I was seated in the main bedded area I was called to a bay and told to get into bed so they could do some more tests. They wired me up with heart and O2 monitor and then a senior nurse came and tried to put a canula in my right hand but my skin was like "Rino skin" and the veins though nice and proud were meandering to much to get it in? So on to the left hand not a major problem once they straighten up another vein, a bag of antibiotics was attached based on my paramedics notes and what I was showing when I arrived. Doctor came looked at my monitor and I was put on O2 2 ltr. I had quite a number of blood tests tests taken. Then The Doctor came back and checked me all over to ask for an xray which was done without me having to leave my bed.
It was not to long before my temperature went to a normal'ish level and with the O2 I was showing 95%. They had quite a debate over my xray and called someone on the phone with regards the results they had plus xray. When the Doctor came back he said I am taking the O2 off now but you do have a very bad infection and the 2 lots of Antibiotics we are going to give are the strongest we dare for now. But keep an eye on your Warfarin levels as it can upset them. By this time of being off the O2 I had dropped to 88% so he asked if he could do a Atrial test. They hurt but I was feeling so lousy I did not care that much. He asked what O2 I was on at home and when I explained I cannot get it he said I need to be assessed?
The AB are the biggest tablets I have ever had one is 625mg 3 times a day the other 500mg twice a day and take some swallowing. They were right about the warfarin as when I bought up gunk it was red so went to GP who explained that it is not good but as long as I feel a better each day it should be ok. He did say that the hospital has confirmed that the fact I have crap lungs and with this infection was the reason for the strength of the AB but it could still get to be a problem? He will not put me in for O2 assessment as he needs to see the CO2 results first?
So feeling up to posting but not much else now did not think typing this would make me so knackered now