Monday, July 21, 2008

Say What?

What a week this has been !
It started out last Saturday, I kind of started to feel a little weird but thought nothing of it. By Sunday night I had a raging headache which is again nothing big because I get Migraines quite a bit but this one was different because my normal migraine medication was not working and I had a bit of a fever. I went to my doctors on Monday with the complaint of a major headache and a 101 grade fever. He told me that I have some kind of infection going on but what, he didn’t know because it was nothing obvious. Well all Monday night and all day Tuesday my fever went up and down from 101 to up to 105. My husband finally talked me into going to the emergency room Tues afternoon, so there we sat in the waiting room for 4 hours. For some unknown reason they decided to take an X-ray of my chest and guess what ? As it turned out I had Pneumonia. I had no idea ! I took a turn for the worse overnight and by the next morning could not breath very well. I got majorley out of breath by just trying to over turn over in the bed. I was very scared that this was it, I was going to die. I felt like I was suffocating, and that’s NOT a great feeling! Even though my lungs are not clear, I don’t have a fever anymore so they sent me home today. So I spent the past 6 days in the Hospital. I must give kudos’ to Gary for stepping up to the plate and doing an excellent job with Malia, right now I think he is as exhausted as I’ am. Of course he had help from Dylan , Leigh, and Megan and for that I’m very grateful!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so happy you seem to be on the mend. What a frightening experience that had to have been for everyone!!

Praying for your continued health!

Take care,
Steph, Elaina & Lucas

Michelle said...

That was so scary, Julie! I am so glad you are feeling better and I am also glad you were in the hospital when you started having such a hard time breathing! How scary!