Wednesday, September 30, 2009

H1N1--DH hospitalized

Well, DH did not go to the hospital, and he tried to avoid going to the clinic this morning, too, saying he'd be "fine". But I could hear him wheezing, it sounded like he was having an asthma attack. So I made him go in. So much for avoiding the E.R., by the time I got him to do something, the clinic was booked for the day, so we HAD to go to the E.R.

They did three nebulizer (breathing) treatments and they didn't work. So they started giving him steroids via I.V. and did blood work and X-rays. When I talked to the Dr., he said that basically everything has been ruled out except H1N1. They did a swab test but they said they have to send it to the CDC(?) so it could be a couple of days before they get results back. I get the impression that our small town hospital was very prepared for H1N1 but hasn't seen too many cases yet.

DH has been admitted to the hospital because they can't get his breathing under control. I just called there and they're trying another nebulizer treatment.

I'm at work because I don't have much vacation time left (I used a lot when my mom was sick not too long ago, and she's not doing all that great now) and I don't want to use it all up.

DD's pca has agreed to stay with her, so she won't be alone and someone will be there to let out the dogs.....

I'm worried about DH. I've never seen him this sick. But I do know he's in good hands...

And a little nervous about myself. I don't have any symptoms that I know of, but I can't afford to get sick like that. I just can't.


Story of our Life said...

(((HUGS))) hang in there!!! Hope he is doing better.

Reighnie said...

Finally, I got this stupid netbook to let me through. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you and your family. You must be so worried and stressed. I wish I could help in some way.

Sending positive thoughts and hugs your way.

Keep us posted.

perphila said...

Think positive. DH is in a safe place with people making sure he is going to be ok. DD is covered and safe. Just deal with the now and don't stress yourself into getting sick too. I will send up some prayers for you all...:) *hug*

obladi oblada said...

I hope he gets better soon and I hope you and dd stay healthy!!!