A week after being admitted and I feel an INCREDIBLE difference.
I did PFT's (lung functions) earlier and they were 38%!! That's 20% higher than what they were a week ago. I also haven't needed to use oxygen in over 24 hours.
Here's a list of what has been going on.
Thursday, August 9: My doctor was listening to my lungs and said something sounded wrong so he did an X-ray and it showed that my lower right lobe had collapsed. We started doing manual CPT on top of my treatments four times a day so I was getting airway clearance every 2 hours. My doctor also wanted me to start walking around more. I was able to do two laps around the Peds unit (with oxygen.)
Friday, August 10: My best friend Kayla came up and I was able to walk all the way down to the cafeteria (with oxygen) without feeling to worn down. Oxygen levels were improving and I was running at about 94%/95% with oxygen. My mom came up to stay for the weekend. Weight: 103.
Saturday, August 11: I got another X-ray and it showed that my lower lobe had improved and was starting to re-inflate itself. I was able to take off my oxygen for a couple hours at a time.
Sunday, August 12: I was able to leave the hospital for a couple hours (without oxygen!) and went to lunch with my mom. When I got back my O2 levels were good and I haven't needed oxygen since..even overnight. Weight was still 103.
Monday, August 13: PFT's were 38%! No oxygen all day. Stopped doing manual CPT and am now back to doing just my vest four times a day Me and my doctor are going to talk tomorrow about when I am able to go home.
So overall, I am doing A LOT better. My weight still needs improvement, but I can deal with that.
Here's some pictures I took while being bored..
Till next time.