Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Resistent Viruses

Sick! I've been on 2 Z-pack antibiotics in the past three months. The second Z-pack ended on Christmas Day and now I'm on a second type of antibiotic, Cefuroxime (Twice Daily).

I coached the 9th grade bball team to victory yesterday in the Cocalico Holiday Tournament for 8th and 9th Grade Teams. When I got home, I had a 101.7 temp, couldn't swallow, ended up in the hospital around 6:30 p.m.

After preliminary bloodwork showed I had an infection (duh) and no mono, The ER doc prescribed a steroid to reduce the throat swelling, Hydrocodone for pain, and a CAT for my throat. The CAT showed no abscesses.

Julie and I got home around 11:30 p.m. after stopping at the 24 hr. CVS pharmacy to pick up my pain medication.

I slept well last night, but sweated like a pig and had to change my PJ's twice. 100+... fever all night long will do that to a man.

Morning came and I still can't swallow w/o gagging. It feels better, but not by much. My body temp went to back down to "my normal" - 97.6 degrees. I still feel flushed every now and then as if my temp is rising and then dropping.

This area of Pennsylvania has a lot of resistant viruses. Z-packs usually can handle the sinus issues, but those resistant viruses will often get into the glands and the the trouble begins.

My nephew, Aaron, had something similar around Thanksgiving and ended up in the hospital and was also prescribed a steroid to help with the swelling in his throat. What's funny is that he lives in Utah and here I am in Pennsylvania with a similar ailment!

I'm hoping to bring you a more cheery message for the New Year. It seems I always get sick around this time of the year. Maybe dad needs to consider moving to a better climate and fish from some greenies!