Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Well, so much for that!

My idea to take Tyke for a walk Sunday afternoon, turned out not to be such a very good one. That very same night and the next morning I was shivering and trembling like a leave because i could not get warm enough. I found out later, that this is when I am actually running a fever and I have learned to keep the thermostat of the heater turned up very high.  

Anyway, I felt pretty miserable and incapable of doing anything, so I thought the best thing to do would be to call the doctor's office and make an appointment. With a lot of effort I got dressed and made it over there. 

I told the doctor that I was so very cold all the time but he took my temperature and it showed that I was running a high fever, He listened to my lungs and said that I was on the verge of having a pneumonia. He was quite concerned and wrote a prescription for a broad spectrum antibiotic and ordered bed rest for a week.  I have to see him again next week Monday. 

I keep the heater turned up high and also sit in my chair very warmly dressed under a blanket. I do not take ibuprofen any longer but paracetamol for the fever. 

I am worn out now and have to stop writing. 


Connie Rose said...

So sorry, Irene. You'd better follow doctor's orders and STAY IN, even if you rally for a day. Get the Ex to walk Tyke. Hope you're feeling better soon but please don't go anywhere for a week at least! xoxo

Maggie May said...

I am really sorry and I hope you follow all his advice and look after yourself.
Hope you get over it very soon.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Lane Mathias said...

Well done for making it to the doctor's. That must have taken huge effort.

You've tried gallantly to fight it. Now it's time to let the pills run their course and rest.

I hope you feel much better soon.

Rudee said...

I've read the past week's posts in order, as I'm very behind, and could see what was coming. It sounds like your last bug gave you a secondary infection. I'm hoping the antibiotics work quickly for you and you're feeling better, soon.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Amazing how some of that viral crud can just LINGER and FESTER and mutate! Hope you're up to snuff soon.

Wisewebwoman said...

I suspected as much Irene, so glad you got yourself together and saw the gp. I learned from experience on these, pneumonia lurks behind any cold/flu that lasts as long as you had.
Get well soon, I wish I could bring you chicken soup - here it is virtually :)
Special hugs.