Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Crazy days, crazy night!

Just a quick post at the end of my lunch - remember in the story of Neelix's big adventure over the 4th of July that I said that the Shepherd had come home from work on the 5th because he just didn't feel well? So things got worse from there - he did go to the dr. on Friday, but they just said it was a virus and to wait it out. Well, 3 days of 102 fevers and then Sunday it seemed to break, but by then, he seemed to be kind of congested - called the Doc on call for our clinic -"Oh, this stuff just takes 3-5 days to go away" she said.

Monday, Marsha came and gave Loreena a haircut -(That's a whole 'nother story to follow later this week) - & with the hot weather we've been having (high 80's - it's 92 degrees right now) he just hasn't been able to pick back up where he left off - and last night he kind of went into a respratory distress - couldn't breathe, etc. - so I called the doc on call again(different guy this time) - he said "load him up and take him to ER - chances are that he'll only get worse over night" OK, fine - at 10:00 pm I loaded him into the Jelly Bean (the affectionate term for my 91 Ford Festiva) and set off for St. Joes. I must say, a middle aged white guy with breathing distress gets pushed thru pretty fast - I think they might have thought he was having a heart attack or something, cause when we left, there were still a lot of people sitting in the same places they were when we went in.

Well, long story short? He's got pneumonia. They started him on antibiotics last night and he's feeling better - he slept on the couch so he could sleep sitting up - every time he lays down he starts to cough. "Dr Mom" says he will not go back to work til next week - that's for sure -

So everybody send us LOTS of healing thoughts OK - and speaking of work, I'd better get to it.

4 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Just goes to show that we are better off trusting our "gut" than the doctors sometimes; if you know something is wrong, DO something -- or cause a ruckus so that SOMEBODY does! So glad John was finally diagnosed and is getting the help he needs. I'm a firm believer in being a strong advocate for yourself and your loved ones, even though (maybe because) I'm related to lots of medical people.

Kathy L. said...

Poor John (and YOU!)! I will keep all my good energies headed your way!
I am so glad you got him to the ER.

Maybe he needs a recliner???? heeheehee...

Leigh said...

Pneumonia! Bummer! I agree with Michelle. Doctors have limits to knowledge and understanding. Good thing John has you to stand in the gap for him. Whew. You all have had enough adventures this year.

Tina T-P said...

Thanks for your good wishes everyone - John is doing MUCH better and as long as it stays cooler, will probably go back to work on Monday. Antibiotics are a wonderful thing (as long as they are not overused)

Cheers, T.