14 July 2011

Dr. Visit #2

Dr. Brown prescribed me a Z-pack (Azithromycin) while I was at the doctor's on Tuesday.
Yesterday, several hours after taking the first dose, I broke out in a heat flush all over my face, jaw, neck and chest and then it spread to the rest of my body. I checked my temperature several times and it was 97.4° every time, which is normal for me. But my face was on FIRE!!! So I called the after-hours answering service and they told me to call the after-hours clinic. I called and they told me to go ahead and come in. 

I was bored.
When I got there, I had to check in with a nurse like normal to check BP, Temp, O2 sat, and to take my history (since I had never been to the after-hours clinic). Then just a few minutes after going into the room, the doctor came in to see what was going on. She said I was definitely having an allergic reaction to the medicine. 
She ordered a nurse to give me a steroid shot in my hip; it hurt so bad! It's still sore! About 20 minutes later another nurse brought me a double-dose of Children's Benadryl and the doctor prescribed me a round of steroids instead of another antibiotic. She said since I wasn't feeling better after Tuesday, that I probably have a virus instead of a bacterial infection.
I hate sitting on the table. J gave me his chair.

So, on the way home, J stopped at Walgreen's to see if the pharmacy was still open. They weren't; it was after 9 pm. Instead, he got a new oscillating fan on a stand so I could sleep in the spare bedroom; I don't want to get him more sick. When we got home, I went straight to bed while J was putting my fan together. I slept straight through from 10-6:30. Since I got up a couple of times to go to the bathroom, I got about 8 hours of sleep! The doctor told me to keep taking the Benadryl, so hopefully I'll get some more sleep later on in the day. 
He looks thrilled to be spending the another night at the Dr.

I already feel a little better after finally getting some rest. Keep praying that J doesn't get worse y'all! :)


Just Debbi said...

Awwww. Well, sometimes the only way we can know if we're allergic to a drug is to take it. I'm glad you went back and got it taken care of though.

J is a trooper to hang in there with you!! You know how it goes, "...in sickness and in health..." LOL!

Feel better soon!! Love you mucho, MUCHO!!!

Jaybee said...

You have had a horrible week! This can only mean one thing! J must take you on a vacation once your over being sick! ha! I really hope you are back to normal soon!

Mowenackie said...

You poor thing. I'm so sorry you're sick AND allergic. Double whammy. Hope you and J are both feeling better soon.


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