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    Also thinking of you, praying for healing and that your spirits would be good even when you're feeling rotten.
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    Perhaps taking the antibiotics, whether you like to take pills or not, may improve your overall wellness, feeling stronger, and improved sleep? I don't know if they are still for the pneumonia; but not completing a full course of antibiotics can cause a rebound infection, and make you more prone to having a bacterial strain that is more resistant to antibiotics afterwards. when your immune system is already compromised, not following the protocols, even if you don't like taking meds, isn't always the best answer
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    Seconding the advice crusin and Kasey have shared, Jesse.
    I wish that we could do more to help you.

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    I agree that staying on the antibiotic regimen would be the best course, if your doctors feel you need them. Not all antibiotics are pills - could you ask for them in IV form?

    You're probably in no state to ask for (or comprehend) complicated explanations from your doctor, but is anyone there to help you figure out why he wants you to stay on them? You deserve to know.

    I know we keep pestering on this, but we all feel so helpless being far away, and we care about you and it hurts to hear of your troubles. :csad: ((Jesse))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey View Post
    Perhaps taking the antibiotics, whether you like to take pills or not, may improve your overall wellness, feeling stronger, and improved sleep? I don't know if they are still for the pneumonia; but not completing a full course of antibiotics can cause a rebound infection, and make you more prone to having a bacterial strain that is more resistant to antibiotics afterwards. when your immune system is already compromised, not following the protocols, even if you don't like taking meds, isn't always the best answer
    Kasey, so glad you pick up on this. You explained Jesse's need to stay on the antibiotics far better than I did.

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    Hey Jesse, so sorry to hear that you're feeling crappy but I'm with all the other momma bears on here. You need to take the meds. I know it's tiresome always having to take medication but it really will help you feel better in the long run and you really don't want to let pneumonia get out of control. I spent some time dealing with infection last fall. It took several tries and an infection specialist to finally figure out the right medication to get me well but once they did I felt so much better and was able to leave the hospital. I hope the same will happen for you.

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    Spaz, rest well and hope you managed some good sleeps every night. (((()))))
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    Hugs and prayers for you Jesse. I hope you are comfortable and able to rest.

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    Jesse, please remember our love and support when you are feeling down. You are not alone even if we are far away.

    Sending prayers for rest tonight and strength tomorrow. xoxo

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    He said he wanted me on the antibiotics indefinitely which is why I said no.. I don't want more pills that I'm on forever. It kills me trying to swallow them, and there are no other good options to get them down.

    Haven't slept at alllllllllllll lately because every time I go on my side I break out in the worst sweat and then my entire bed is soaked.

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    Oh, I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time right now, Jesse.

    Out of curiosity, does the sweating occur because your body is overheated, or does simply turning on your side activate the sweat glands? (Sorry if I'm being nosy, you don't have to answer that if you'd rather not. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazactaz View Post
    Haven't slept at alllllllllllll lately because every time I go on my side I break out in the worst sweat and then my entire bed is soaked.
    Oh no. To me there are few worse things imaginable than having compromised health, being in pain and discomfort - and on top of that, not sleeping.

    I'd be screaming for sleeping meds, myself. But I'm guessing you don't want to take them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazactaz View Post
    He said he wanted me on the antibiotics indefinitely which is why I said no.. I don't want more pills that I'm on forever. It kills me trying to swallow them, and there are no other good options to get them down.

    Haven't slept at alllllllllllll lately because every time I go on my side I break out in the worst sweat and then my entire bed is soaked.
    Jesse,

    I know it sounds really bad when a doctor wants you to take medicines indefinitely, but it may at least control some things that are happening right now. Also it does not necessarily mean 'forever'. If you get better and stronger, the doctor could make a change, like reduce the dose or eventually stop it. He just cannot put a date or a number (of pills) on it right now. BTW did you mention to the doctor that it's really hard for you to swallow the pills? What did the doctor say about your sweating? I hate to mention the word 'medicine' again, but may be there is something that can make you comfortable.

    Sleep well tonight, and wake up refreshed tomorrow. Hugs.

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    Hi Jesse,

    I'm up late, but I hope you're finally catching some sleep. How's your little Porki doing?

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    Jesse, please mention to the doctor that it is hard for you to swallow the pills. There may be a liquid option. Or they might be able to make a slurry out of the pills. Another trick is to swallow the pills with a bit of food, like a small bite of banana, rather than water. I know you've lost your appetite, but I am really worried that you may be slowing down your wellness.

    Lecture over,

    I'm so sorry you're not sleeping, that is the worst! How is the pain, right now? Is it any better? XOXO

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    Jesse, talk to your doctor/medical team about all of these issues.
    They can help find ways for you to take medications effectively; and make you more comfortable.
    There are options besides pills.

    Sending encouragement and support to you, as always.

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    Jesse, do what you can, and get your rest. You sound so exhausted in your notes to us -- but, we do love getting your messages! Know that you have a large community here cheering for you.

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    Good morning Jesse. Wish you a good day. Hugs.

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