HAD TO CALL AN AMBULANCE FOR MYSELF

annesmith
By annesmith Latest Reply 2011-12-04 21:19:55 -0600
Started 2011-12-03 01:04:45 -0600

I caught a terrible virus on Halloween, and it is still with me. I ran fevers for about 3 weeks, then was at my 2nd job 4 nights ago, and my fever earlier in the night had hit 105——I felt terrible!!!!! Every joint in my body continued to ache and be severely inflammed along with this virus. I was very disoriented for a little over 2 hours, then, I couldn't take it anymore—-I did not feel safe to drive home, so I knew I was in trouble—-I waited too long, but I finally called 911—-they came and took my vitals—my blood sugars had been in the 400s for about 3 or 4 hours, then, when the ambulance pulled up, I was leaning over , my head over my knees, as my fever broke and I had huge amounts of sweat just pouring off my forehead and dripping down on my lap—-they said I was diaphoretic, and my face was very flushed. I felt like hell. My blood sugar DROPPED a whopping several points by the time they pulled up—from the 400s down to 109 in about an hour. They drove me down to the emergency room, and I got diagnosed with bronchitis and acute asthma…now that I have antibiotics in me, I feel 50% better. I am ASTOUNDED at the high fevers I have had with this—-just shocked. I am happy I got the antibiotics I needed, and hopefully I'll be over this gigantic bacteria in a week…ANNE

Tags: diabetes

10 replies

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-12-04 09:11:26 -0600 Report

That was horrible that you went through that!
Please in the future, get antibiotics earlier in the illness.
How scary! I am so glad you "could" call 911!
Its our nature to take over the counter medicine to help
our symptoms while real bacterias etc.. are just getting stronger.

Acute asthma! I am sorry! Have you been treated for Asthma before?
My nephew has a Nebulizer he breathes in when he has allergies or flu.
Fever, and colored phlegm are two signs of infection requiring antibiotics.
If you are still sick after these are all taken, please ask for a second round.

I think my grandma lived longer than she would have because she listened carefully to her body and I had to learn to do the same.
I couldn't get well which sent me to MY Real doctor. I went to the Walgreen's Take Care Clinic and got Ampicillan which my Regular Doctor said it was so weak that all it did was make the virus worse.
I let myself go with just that for 2 weeks and finally it was so bad I broke down and went to my Regular Doctor…then my diagnoses for Diabetes came.

You know you are family, we all care and want the best for you. Get better, get hooked in with asthma therapy, inhalers, Nebulizers etc..
So sorry you went through this…Wow!
Life is important and yours is important!
Love to you, my friend! Lots of Hugs, Christy

Young1s
Young1s 2011-12-03 08:53:09 -0600 Report

Sorry you haven't been feeling well and sorry you had to go through that. Thank God you had the presence of mind to call for help. Sounds like things could have been a lot worse. Take care of yourself and try to get some rest this weekend. Oh, and make sure you finish those antibiotics as directed, even if you are feeling better. Don't want any nasty bugs sneaking back in.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-12-03 07:46:10 -0600 Report

thank god you called the 911 number when you did this sounds scarey hope your feeling better. sorry you had such aweful bacteria.takecare of your self so you get better completly.always nice for people to share experience they have so we all can learn about new things it is vey helpful to all of us.

annesmith
annesmith 2011-12-04 00:36:42 -0600 Report

Thank you…yeah, if I had not called them I would have ended up in the hospital …I have a tendency to wait too long to call 911, as I really should have called them 2 hours before I did…fever of 105 at that time…better to call than not at all in this case…thank you again, and I continue to drink lots of water..sincerely, ANNE

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-03 01:30:23 -0600 Report

I know we have a disagreement happening, but that does not stop me from telling you that I am very glad you had the presence of mind to call 911 for yourself. Very glad you were able to get the help you need and are starting to feel better. I pray you continue on the road to recovery.
Blessings, Mickey

annesmith
annesmith 2011-12-04 00:34:23 -0600 Report

Yeah—-I am a different Anne than the Ann you had a disagreement with—-but, you did not realize that…ha, ha. I read your disagreement with her—-and , I am AnneSmith, not Annalease. No hard feelings…thank you so very much for your kind reply—-I am carefully and slowly recovering—-this gigantic bronchitis is one of the worst I have ever had. Take care, and I look forward to talking to you again!!!——sincerely, ANNE

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-04 21:19:55 -0600 Report

OMG!! I'm So embarressed! YIKES! I feel like such a shmuck!! Boy is my face red!!!

Well that's what I get for not paying more attention! Can I blame that on my retina giving me problems!!?? JK

Well, any way, I'm very glad you are feeling better! I abso hate being sick! I'm the biggest baby!!
Take care and feel better,
God Bless, Mickey

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-03 01:08:04 -0600 Report

Oh, Anne, wishing you the very best. What an experience. Glad you are on antibiotics and beginning to feel better. Stay in touch, so we know you are doing ok. So glad you had the presence of mind to call 911 for yourself. I'm impressed.

annesmith
annesmith 2011-12-03 01:26:04 -0600 Report

Thank you. Yeah…I almost was not able to call them at one point. It's a darned good thing I did, as, if I had gotten in my car and driven home, something really bad could have/would have happened. When I felt my worst, I literally almost just lied down on the floor. The last thing I would want to do is run into a pedestrian on the road—-it was dark out when all this happened. That's one of my biggest nightmares—-running into a pedestrian. The #1 reason I called them is because I have had fever seizures , and they are a nightmare—-you get disoriented, then a panic attack comes on all that the same time. The body can only take so many fever seizures before it can make you mentally retarded—-I knew a guy that happened to. When he was 12 years old ( he was not diabetic), but when he was 12 years old, he stayed home from school one day, as he was not feeling good..his fever skyrocketed later on in the day, and his parents waited too long to take him to the hospital, or there was some kind of miscommunication…at any rate—his fever climbed to 106, and it was too late—-at some point it hit 108, he had a big seizure or related—-his mom then rushed him to the hospital, and he went from not being mentally retarded at all to almost full blown mentally retarded—the hospital said it was too long of a time period between when he got the fever and the time he was driven down to the hospital. I waited 2 hours on mine…I really should have called them the 1st hour—-just glad I did call them and they were very kind. Thanks again, and I look forward to talking again!!!!——ANNE

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