Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Allergies

I am allergic to so many medications now. They take up half a page in my chart! My nephrologist started me on IV iron last week, and I had chills that night, and itching for 4 days afterward. Yesterday, he switched it to another IV iron, and after pre-meds, and a test dose, I had very bad nausea that required some IV Phenergan. The infusion center called my doc and he said that I couldn't receive anymore IV iron. They are going to put me back on oral iron (a new kind with less GI side effects) and see if that works. They had upped my dose of Procrit (a weekly injection to help increase red blood cell production), but it only works if you are getting the iron supplements. My hemoglobin was 7.9, and it's supposed to be between 12 and 16.

I have my bronchoscopy on Thursday to see why my lung function dropped so much over the last 3 months. My doc seems to think it's because of fibromyalgia, anemia, and basic fatigue, but they will be checking for infection and/or rejection on Thursday!

Casey had her first day of school yesterday. She liked everything about it except her math teacher, and he was the one teacher who I thought would be "fun" when I met him at open house. That goes to show you what moms know!!! She was excited about seeing her friends again, but not very excited about all of the homework that goes along with it. This weekend, Jason and I are taking her to a German restaurant in Charlotte. It's definitely her favorite food now! I have cooked it at home, but it's nothing like getting it an authentic German restaurant.

Jason's leg is healing from the jellyfish sting. The infection is clearing up nicely. He had to take short term disability (which he was not happy about) in order to comply with the doctor's orders regarding this infection. It's a long story that I won't go into, but he goes back to work on Thursday. I think he is getting bored at home, even though I have had a very long to do list for him since his leg has healed enough for him to move around. Getting a house ready to sell is hard work. I can't wait to get it all done!!


Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing and having such a good attitude. I am sure it gets very old & tiring at times. It is good that you have a supportive husband. Keep looking to the Lord. I am sure He is using you any many ways that you may not even be aware of.

Anonymous said...

we will be praying that your bronch results will come back positive! the cipro is actually working as of now so no bronch unless once i stop it the cough returns...which wouldn't surprise me. i am heading to PA tomorrow but if you need to talk call my cell! love you so much!