Friday I was diagnosed with mild developing pneumonia. I woke up in the night shivering so badly the bed was shaking and I had a sheet, blanket and heavy bedspread on me. I just knew for sure that I had COVID. The entire time I was waiting at the Dr. for the test results I kept thinking that I had dodged it for 2 1/2 years and my luck had run out. I was relieved when the test for COVID and flu both came back negative. And pneumonia really didn't surprise me. I would get cold sitting in the house so I would go outside and sit in the hot, dirty air of the drought weather. Then, when I got hot, I would go back inside. I felt fine when I sent to bed, but waking up at 2 am shaking so bad really scared me.
I've never had pneumonia before and it hurts! I now know how Bill felt when he would tell me he hurt from the top of his head down. It has felt like I had a knot on my back, right about mid-lung that hurt when I breathed. This is not fun! It also makes me sorry for the way I would push Bill at times. Little did I know!
So, 2 antibiotics, prednisone, an albuterol inhaler, nasal spray and nebulized albuterol later, I'm feeling a little better. But the combination of the prednisone and albuterol is not letting me sleep and the fatigue is real. I'm only sleeping about 1 1/2 hours at a time. Sometimes I can go back to sleep but sometimes not for a while. I'm also having some pretty good dreams!
As of this morning I'm feeling better, but still tired. I had 3 really bad, hard coughing spells yesterday to the point I was going to vomit, or lose pieces of my lungs! But, this morning, before any breathing treatments, my O2 was 97, without having to sit and deep breathe. My heart rate is also back to normal after a high of 122 on Friday morning. I'm still going to just rest again today, and I don't know how long the feeling good with last. But I think I'm on the mend!