They let me out of the hospital this noon, and I like being with my loved ones. I feel a little better than yesterday, but the regimen is about the same at home as it has been in the hospital. Levaquin 750 mg once daily, probiotics to mediate the effect of the Levaquin on the stomach, lots of sleep.
I’m pretty sure that the pneumonia is viral, not bacterial, because it has responded so slowly to three different antibiotics. Nevertheless I’m taking the Levaquin, despite its risk to the Achilles tendon, in case it really is a virulent bacterium.
Right now my temp is generally around normal, which is a definite improvement, and I have some appetite. However, blood oxygen isn’t much better than it was when I called 911. I have my own pulse oximeter now, which normally would have me at 98 or 99%, but now typically shows low 90’s, which means that my lungs are not yet working very well.
Time will tell. More tomorrow, probably.