... and returned home. Now, two weeks later, he's still sick. I don't know why and I'm scared. At one point he switched from Avalox to another another antibiotic (begins with a z) and that seemed to make him worse. He resumed work lugging computers around and working on them. This seemed to tire him out but we need his second income. We can't live on my salary alone. Can pneumonia last this long? Are there cases where people have it chronically?
Yes, pneumonia can repeat over and over. As far as chronic, I do not know, yet someone else will know the answer to that.
Did he recieve a Z-pack? If so, I found it useless for my recent pneumonia situation, it took several antibiotics to finally clear it up. The one that worked was Erythromycin (sp) or E-mycin. But it seemed to linger for a while.
Please, if he is still suffering at this point, take him to an ER straight away!!
Especially if you are quite worried about him!! This should not be ignored.
Best wishes and please get back to us, let us/me know what is happening?
Hi ellurd, it seems the longer you wait to see a doctor, the longer the sympoms last. the med you are talking about is zrithomyacin(sp) I believe. It is given in a blister pack for a 5 day period. I would think he should be on something better like Leviquin. Quite more exspensive, & a lot of insurances balk at the doctors prescribing it. I would call your doc or whomever prescribed this & mention this drug. Just tell them you seaarched the net. They are used to hearing that. Good luck & I hope he fells better soon. Once he is well, have him getr the pneumonia vaccination & the flu shot. He could be having the flu now too on top of the pneumonia. Hope this has helped.
When I had pneumonia I responded quite well to the Avalox but it did take me almost a year to feel back to "normal" I was weak and tired easily for a long time. Also once a person has pneumonia, they tend to be susceptible to getting it from then on so any cold or virus can lead into pneumonia so one has to be very careful and to get evaluated when one gets respiratory symptoms. He needs to be careful not to get overtired and to not stress his immune system to keep from relapsing.
Ellurd did they give your husband all albuteral machine to use at home they are very helpful in treating pnemonia I would consult the dr make sure it hasn't got worse and maybe the dr will give another xray to make sure it is getting better and then maybe they'll prescribe another antibiotic and a albuteral machine. I hope he feels better soon. Have him get more test does your hubby smoke? There is cronic bronchitis and copd but pnemonia can take along tine to go away but I've never heard of it being chronic let us know how he is hope you figure it out good luck
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