Monday, June 04, 2012

MY HOSPITALIZATION AT QCH FOR FOUR DAYS: MAY 19-23/12 WITH COPD EXACERBATION AND PNEUMONIA BY PETER C ELLIS Dated June 5/12 SYMPTOMS Very short of breath, wheezing and difficulty walking. Oxygen level 88 % CHEST xray revealed pneumonia in upper right lung DROPLET for 3 days in a private room Isolation MEDICATIONS 50 mg Presidone daily through a syringe and Ceftriaxone 1000 mg every 24 hrs by IV PUFFERS: Spiriva once daily, four puffs of Ventolin every four hrs, four puffs of Atrovent every four hours, Advair 500 mgs twice daily FEED: I500 mg Isosource 1.5 three times daily Will see dietitican on June 8 at QCH as outpatient for Resource 2 feed (Higher calorie feed) HOME MEDICATIONS ON DISCHARGE: Antibiotic Cefuroxime 500 mg tablet twice daily for ten days. Continue 50mg Predisone daily for seven days and puffers as in hospital for seven days.

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