Thank you everyone for your support and prayers whenever I have need. You are a great part of my motivation to fight to get well. I just got home yesterday from a several day stay in the hospital due to pneumonia. I am sorry that I did not post a message then, but many of you, unfortunately, know how tiring being in the hospital can be. I do think I am feeling better although I still have a cough, but that may be because my body is trying to get the pneumonia completely out, at least I hope so. This pneumonia had been previously treated by my PCP with ten days of an oral antibiotic, Levofloxacin, but it did not work because 4-6 days after I finished that antibiotic treatment I developed the fever which led to me going to the hospital. As may be the case with you, because of being on an immunosuppressant due to my transplant, I have to go to the ER even if I have a mild fever. I have been put on two oral antibiotics, Augmentin and Azithromycin. I just feel very fortunate that I did not have any other problems as sometimes happens when I have to go to the hospital for treatment of an infection. I will be seeing my PCP on Friday as a follow up to see if I am doing okay.
I am curious if anyone has experienced something similar in that whenever I get sick with an infection, I always seem to have few symptoms. This time, my only symptom was an occasional but persistent wet cough until the day I developed a fever, that is this past Saturday. I also felt a little more tired and out of sorts that day. However, before this, it was mainly just the cough which I first noticed in late December 2015. It took awhile for me to go in and get looked at because sometimes I would think the cough was getting less, and what came up was mostly clear and not a whole lot. The very first time I developed pneumonia, several years ago, the only symptom I had was the fever that notified me I needed to go to the hospital. I did not start to cough until after the antibiotic treatment began. Does anyone else find that he or she does not manifest lots of symptoms when ill with an infection perhaps because of being on an immunosuppressant?
Again thank you for always being so kind to me. May all find new reasons for hope to spring up before them. I keep this whole group in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs are being flown your way.
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