Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Bronchoscopies, fungus and home sick
Today in harefield hospital I had my bronch, a camera was put down into my lungs under a GA they were washed and for the first time ever a biopsy was taken. The biopsy is checking for signs of aspiration (reflux meaning I need the fundo op) chronic rejection, acute rejection and antibodies rejection (I have developed donor specific antibodies).
Waking up form my bronch coughing spluttering, feeling like I was suffocating. Mouth fulls of flem were suddenly flying out my mouth, all I could think was I thought they were suppose to wash this crap out and I'm pretty sure none of this was in there before! I was still coming round but trying to sit up, the GA wouldn't allow me to by body was limp. They sat me up I was panicking, I had a 02 mask on and they just kept reassuring me I was ok and my sats were ok. After bring up loads of flem I was taken Into recovery. Then moved on to the ward. The rest of the day I spent in and out of sleep.
The doctors came round and told me they were pretty sure I had a fungus again Last time I had a fungus this time it was all In my right lung again, that although my ct didn't show a collapse all my lower airways were collapsed due to the amount of thick flem blocking them. So I'm now on caspafungin iv (spelling?) I don't know if I will undergo repeated bronchs again like last time but fingers crossed this drug clears it all up. I am on voriconozole permanently since my last fungal infection but in clinic last my level had dropped even though my dose had not changed so now there waiting for my level to go back up and hopefully this should all clear up.
My lung function yesterday was 72% so still on the up but a long way to go to 97%, I couldn't do it today due to the biopsy. Also since being In here and eating all the wrong foods and being fairly sedentary compared to my usually routine of work for 6 hours gym for 1 1/2 then teach for 3, some how traveling from work to the gym to home and eating in-between this all. My blood sugars have had a hissy fit. My body also doesn't agree with GA s so hopefully after a few days my sugars will start to get better.
For now I'm hoping to go home over the weekend. I'm missing my little ball of fluff (Kia) and my hubby. I can't wait to have a day with them Sunday. So fingers crossed!
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