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Karen, More prayers for both you and your husband.
Bernice, glad to hear you quit smoking. It is hard. I quit 17 years ago and still got the COPD a couple years ago. Can’t imagine how bad it would be if I hadn’t quit.
Karen, hopefully your husband will get some sleep with the cough medicine.
Thank you. We just got home and he now has yet another presription for the wheezing – a Proventil inhaler. The x-ray showed increased infiltrate in the lower left lung compared to the one done on July 14. No results on the culture yet, but those take at least 48 hours. He can’t do the albuterol or xopenex nebulizing treatments because of heart issues so it will take a little longer to clear the lung passages. He has another prescription for the cough, too.
When this first started on June 1 I honestly did not know if he would survive so I am just thankful we have treatment options. He is not as sick as he was 2 months ago – no fever, no need for supplemental oxygen, and overall easier breathing. Initially 4 of his 5 lung lobes were affected and now 3 of those are clear. It is just going to take time.
He has had both pneumonia shots – the "original" one several years ago and the new Prevnar 13 last Otober. He also gets a flu shot every year. He has never smoked and no one in the household does. In some ways he is an enigma – he had a massive heart attack (the "widow maker") fifteen years ago and as the cardiologist did his history his ONLY risk factor was male over 50. He had a thorough physical every year (required by his empoyer due to his position) and was always n the lowers percentile for risk of heart attack. He survived and has done well – he works out 3 times a week, golfs twice a week, and is very involved in church and in some other community organizations. He does have a-fib but it is under control with medication.
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08.11.15 10:51 PM