I’m home sick since Wednesday with what I thought was an ordinary cold. It has continued to progress through the weekend to the point where I’m running a fever of 101.5. Coughing feels like razor blades slicing my lungs. Blood sugar is minimally elevated. It keeps bumping up over 200 but it does come down again when I correct.
Here’s my question… when is it time to go to the ER? Going to the hospital is going to be a major undertaking for me tonight. I’m going to have to get up, put some clothes on and drive myself there. I don’t want to do that if I’m just going to be sent back home again. I might as well stay where I am and continue with Tylenol and cold medicine every few hours.
The big worry is sepsis. I have known two people that died from it. They hung around at home thinking they would get better. Both of them died on the way to the hospital. One of them was a diabetic.