This past week I came down with a case of Pneumonia and Strep Throat which sent me to Urgent Care twice and then a "lovely" trip to the ER. After being pumped full of fluids and antibiotics, I was sent home with several prescriptions. Thanks to my private at home nurse (my beloved wife Annie) who is nursing me back to health, now feeling a little better, I thought I would document the event with a photo.
Get your Flu and Pneumonia shots this year, getting sick is no laughing matter.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung. Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid. The alveoli are microscopic air-filled sacs in the lungs responsible for absorbing oxygen. Pneumonia can result from a variety of causes, including infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, and chemical or physical injury to the lungs.