September 22, 2018

Sick Clinic Visit

Last week, Azer had a sore throat that wasn't really improving. Tuesday, at school, he texted me that his shirt was soaked with sweat and he was feeling really cold. We went to CVS to test for Strep throat, but seeing that his throat looked fine, she concluded that it might have been some other infection and prescribed antibiotics.

By Thursday, his cough was worsening, so Azer emailed the clinic about what to do. He was able to be seen that morning. His PFT's weren't as low as he was expecting them to be. The doctor said his lungs sounded fairly clear, although airflow in the lower lobes is diminished. She changed his antibiotics to one that will provide better coverage for the bacteria he usually cultures. She told him that if his lungs don't feel better over the weekend, to let them know, and they will put him on oral steroids.

If he's still sick by next week, which is when we have our usual clinic visit, we will skip his annual OGTT, as when you're sick, your blood sugars can be elevated.

It's been an unusually wet ending for summer here, and unfortunately because of all the rain we've had, it's been like a second spring as far as allergies go. His cough has been kind of on the wet side for over a month. This is despite him being on a prescribed antihistamine, OTC allergy pills, Benadryl at night time, daily nasal rinses, and two inhaled steroids. The doctor asked if we had ever seen an allergist, and that our main pulmonologist was considering allergy shots, which I'm honestly surprised has never been suggested before. We will bring this up at his clinic visit next week.

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