About a week ago I began to get a low grade fever (less than 100.7). In addition, my oxygen saturation dropped below 95, though never lower than 90. I called my pulmonologist reporting what I was dealing with.
A couple of days later his office called, and I reported the same conditions. The doctor said it was time for me to go the the ER and “get evaluated”. So Sher and I headed to the ER.
Long story short, after tons of tests, blood work, X-Rays and a CAT scan they finally figured out I had lactic acidosis and pneumonia in my lower left lung. They admitted me of course. I had two bags of antibiotics by IV after they admitted me. I spent the night, not getting much sleep at all. They love to wake you up in the middle of the night to “check your vitals”.
I ended up spending two days and one night in the hospital. My oxygen saturation was over 95, and I did not have a fever anymore, so they let out in the afternoon of the second day. I’ll have to see my GP soon, and they sent me home with some more antibiotics to take. Hospital stays are no fun, but thankfully they were able to find out what was wrong, and then treat it.