Post # 1
FI was diagnosed with either Pneumonia, or Valley Fever. He was told on Sunday if he got any worse to go straight to the ER, otherwise, come back to Urgent care on Wednesday (tomorrow).
I’m having a hard time telling if it’s getting worse, because his symptoms are different than they were before.
I’d like to know if anyone has had this, and what it was like for them. We’d never even heard of it before we moved to Arizona. Thanks!
Post # 3
Hi, I am sorry to hear that your FI is still suffering, and that he may have the flu or Valley Fever. I have never heard of it before either, I hope that he is getting better SOON!!! It is so terrible to be so sick just before the wedding. I saw your post from about 9 hours ago, so I hope that he is getting better by now, or that he did get to the ER. I look forward to hearing from you that he is doing better. I haven’t written, because I figured that you were very busy with wedding things. I didn’t know that he was still very ill. I hope that you are well. Rhonda
Post # 4
Valley Fever *is* a pneumonia–it’s caused by fungi. It’s still pretty rare though so it’s still possible that he just has bacterial pneumonia.
Anyway, the main issues to watch for are his fevers getting worse or not improving, night sweats, weight loss, problems breathing…Mainly, if he starts just seeming even more sick, that’s when you worry.
Valley Fever causes a pretty nasty pneumonia, so he could feel tired and sick for a few weeks to potentially even months (though it should calm down considerably in the next couple weeks).
Post # 5
Thank you guys. He’s not doing better yet, we spent all yesterday afternoon bouncing between doctors offices, but so far they’re still letting him stay at home. He’s also suffering an allergic reaction to the first medication he was prescribed, so we’re trying to get that under control as well. Think good thoughts for him–he never gets sick, and this one is beating him up!
Post # 6
Valley fever is pretty common here in Arizona. I’m not sure if this is helpful or not, but I’ve had 2 dogs that caught valley fever. It’s even more common in dogs than humans because dogs like to dig in the dirt where the spores live. My dog is mostly under control with medication, but he does get an occasional flare-up where he spikes a fever. I also have a friend with valley fever and an aunt with valley fever. With everyone I know of they are able to manage it with medications, but it never gets cured.
Best of luck to you and your husband. Hopefully it’s not valley fever.