I am so worried about Brian at the moment. He has been in hospital with penumonia since last Sunday.
It started with a cough at night, he then had a temperature of 37.3. He was not well enough to get to Guy's, where he had just finished his 2nd course of chemo, so I took him to our local hospital last Friday. They did the blood tests, chest xray etc, said all was ok and sent us home.
On Sunday he again had a temperature so back to local hospital and after waiting for 12 hours (A&E was very busy) they got him a bed. They said that his bloods were ok but the kidney function was not, that he had an infection probably in the chest. He was transferred to the cancer unit and we were then told by the specialist that he has pneumonia. He is being treated with more than one antibiotic, is hardly eating and is very weak and has obviously lost weight. His next chemo was next week but of course will be postponed.
My questions are:
Why did it take so long for pneumonia to be diagnosed?
How long will it be before the antibiotics take effect?
I will, of course be asking the hospital these questions but thought I would sound them out on here.
Has any one else on here had this experience and if so what was the outcome?
So sorry that I have ranted on; any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Take care everyone and very best wishes to you all.