I have had a really bad week. Prior to this week I began having a sharp pain in my right side below my rib cage. I was also sleeping what seemed like all the time. The pain became more frequent.
Sunday I went to the ER and was diagnosed with pneumonia again. My other pneumonias presented with a cough I call the death rattle. Go figure. At least it was caught early and I wasn't admitted. I'm taking oral Levoquin (very strong antibiotic).
Monday I slept all day.
Tuesday afternoon Hubby and I took our 15 year old dog to the vet. He's been having lots of vet visits and we thought he might have to be euthanized this time. Yep. Vet said it's time. I rescued Mr. Peabody from a no kill in Las Vegas when he was 3 years old and he moved with me across the country. There I met my love and so did Mr. Peabody who immediately found his Sherman. Hubby and I miss Mr. Peabody so much.
Wednesday I stayed in bed.
Thursday I followed-up with my PC who got my ER results and my ECG shows Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block. I already have the onset of diastolic heart failure. The branch block means that the bundle of nerves that send the electrical impulse that causes the heart to contract is partially blocked. Now I need to see my cardiologist. Also Thursday I went to my rheumy's office to ask for some of my records and got crap from a lazy woman who has lied to me in the past, but another staff member printed off the records. At home I found part of the records were missing. Oh, and I got lost while driving.
On a very good note, yesterday my Hubby took me to my new rheumatologist. Recently I saw my dermatologist (who was born with an autoimmune disorder & has a keen interest in lupus) and she referred me to her rheumy because she thought my lupus wasn't well controlled. The new rheumatologist is really great. I understood everything he said, but can't remember today (severe fog). Hubby remembers! He's a real blessing.
If you've read all this, you too are a blessing. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogrens, fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CNS problems, diastolic heart failure, GERD, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry