I am puzzled. I was admitted to hospital on Wednesday with a COPD exacerbation, was told I have pneumonia, narrowly escaped going onto a HDU, and put on IV antibiotics and diuretic and am constantly on oxygen by a mask. It's only been a few days but progress seems slow to me though I am accepting I need to rest to regain some health, or at least carry on breathing a bit longer!
A chest consultant has told me there isn't much emphysema type damage but one lung is almost useless because of an old injury causing a rip in the diaphragm and the good lung is infected, causing my present difficulties.
As things stand, I'm actually quite relieved to find it was a hasty diagnosis at first as Emphysema is such a heavy thing to deal with. This is a new clever doc and another one might have other ideas.
So, another doctor is seeing me on Monday to decide what's next.
I think I'll be in here a bit longer than that though.
Just want them to make up their minds asap.
And now for something completely different....
I mentioned this a bit ago...Bailey, one of our gerbils, is bright eyed and ready for adventure, his stump is healing well (back leg amputated) and he hopefully will rejoin his brother motte in the shared cage this week.