Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I am the proud owner of......

...A HUSBAND WITH PNEUMONIA!!!! That's right - after a week of being sick, a shot that did no good, an antibiotic that he didn't need, and a second trip to the dr., he has officially been diagnosed. Here, he can be seen taking one of his four breathing treatments a day. Doesn't he look pitiful?? He said, "I look sick!" I followed with, "You are!!" The kids thought it was funny that he was "smoking" in order to help him breathe better!!! He has been so sick, poor thing. I think he is, in a strange kind of way, glad to finally have a diagnosis so that he knows there actually IS an end (other than death itself) to the way he's been feeling! He is on a very strong antibiotic, steroids, decongestant, and breathing treatments! He even has a basket for all of his medicine! I told him next he was going to have to get one of those little pill boxes that have compartments for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We're not there yet, but we're not too far from it!

The dr. told him to stay home from work for a week - he talked her into 5 days - she said come in Monday morning for another chest Xray and she'll let him know then.....So, Monday for sure, maybe longer. He is getting "cabin fever" already - please say a little prayer that he gets better quick, and that none of the rest of us are "blessed" with his diagnosis.

4 comments:

Wendi said...

Aww..I hope he gets to feeling better!!!

Becky Welch said...

Oh bless!!

Joiner Journeys said...

we love you Mark! be sure to rinse your mouth after each treatment :)
from a mom whose son took them for 6 1/2 years every single day!

Sandy said...

Hope you feel better SOON!!

Glad you got to come hang out for a while today Stephanie! It was GREAT seeing you!! Thanks for the help with the kids!!