This piece from Lung Disease News really had me excited.
My viral infections sometimes morph into a bacterial infection very quickly if not monitored quickly. I don’t always need an antibiotic but sometimes I do. Sometimes they’ll put me on one for a particularly nasty infection because they know I can’t clear it like most people can.
I glanced over the study the article pointed to. It’s a pretty fascinating read for science geeks.
One of my friends from Twitter passed me this link this morning. I do not cry easily but after I read it I was in tears because I was so upset for Che Duvall (& his family) whose trust & care was violated by this center.
Transplant is hard enough without dying from preventable risks like this & suffering needlessly for months. His center did wrong by him (& by the three other patients whose trust was so flagrantly violated).
I saw this article in Lung Disease News a few days ago & quite literally breathed a sigh of relief.
This is always a constant question & concern whenever I go into any doctor’s office sick. My primary care doctor, an urgent care clinician, or even pulmonologist will ask me the same question: How do you feel about an antibiotic?
Um, honestly? Damned if I do, damned if I don’t…