This was not a wonderful week in my life! First of all, I got the stomach flu on Tuesday and couldn't keep anything down, by Wednesday evening it was going lots better. We got an ice storm Tuesday and our electric went out Tues. evening. Thankfully, we do have a generator! Thursday afternoon, I had an appointment at Akron. I was hoping to get my PICC pulled. But my pft's dropped even lower than last week...FEV1 was 39% and .94 L...I think this is the lowest I've ever been. I was running a low grade fever and sounded wheezy pretty much all over my lungs. It was decided that I keep the PICC, but take a break from the IV's...they usually don't have peeps doing them longer than a month without a break. So I'm getting a 10 day break, I just have to flush it once a day. I'm also starting prednisone for 10 days...40 mg for five days, then tapering. When I go back on the 14th, if my pft's are back up and I'm feeling good, then they'll pull the PICC...if not, then it's more IV's... in the hospital this time. They did blood work and called us about it on the way home saying my potassium was low (probably from throwing up so much) and my creatinine level was still somewhat high. I just feel like I've gone backwards with this round of IV's instead of forwards and yes, I'm kind of a little discouraged. I usually choose to be positive, but for right now, I'm bummed.