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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mechanic, Sep 10, 2019.
All the best to you Sir, and GWS.
Hang in there man, we're pulling for you.
Best wishes on your recuperation.
Best of luck to you.
Positive thoughts, energy and Prayers for you for a speedy and complete recovery ! Stay strong !
Hang tough, Mechanic, stay positive and don't let it get you down. Pulling for ya.
Get well...praying for ya.
Best wishes to get well soon! and get home!
For those, like I who had to look that one up:
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus for people of all ages; however, a healthy person’s immune system usually keeps the virus from causing illness.
In the United States, nearly one in three children are already infected with CMV by age five. Over half of adults by age 40 have been infected with CMV. Once CMV is in a person’s body, it stays there for life and can reactivate. A person can also be re-infected with a different strain (variety) of the virus. Most people with CMV infection have no symptoms and aren’t aware that they have been infected.
Signs and Symptoms
In some cases, infection in healthy people can cause mild illness that may include:
Occasionally, CMV can cause Epstein-Barr Virus or hepatitis (liver problem).
People with weakened immune systems who get CMV can have more serious symptoms affecting the eyes, lungs, liver, esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
Babies born with CMV can have brain, liver, spleen, lung, and growth problems. The most common long-term health problem in babies born with congenital CMV infection is hearing loss, which may be detected soon after birth or may develop later in childhood.
People with CMV may pass the virus in body fluids, such as saliva, urine, blood, tears, semen, and breast milk. CMV is spread from an infected person in the following ways:
From direct contact with saliva or urine, especially from babies and young children
Through sexual contact
From breast milk to nursing infants
Through transplanted organs and blood transfusions
Diagnosis and Treatment
Blood tests can be used to diagnose CMV infection in adults who have symptoms. However, blood is not the best fluid to test newborns with suspected CMV infection. Tests of saliva or urine are preferred for newborns.
Healthy people who are infected with CMV usually do not require medical treatment. Medications are available to treat CMV infection in people who have weakened immune systems and babies with signs of congenital CMV. For babies with signs of congenital CMV infection at birth, antiviral medications, primarily valganciclovir, may improve hearing and developmental outcomes. Valganciclovir can have serious side effects and has only been studied in babies with signs of congenital CMV infection. There is limited information on the effectiveness of valganciclovir to treat infants with hearing loss alone.
All the best and hope for a speedy recovery.
Hang in there! I hope you are discharged by the time you get this. Did you at least get to bring your tele with you?
Wishing you better days soon!
Best wishes for a continuing recovery.
Get well soon, Mechanic! I know it can seem an endless journey when you're going through it but stay strong! Prayers & good thoughts.
My CMV came to me from the transplanted liver. All blood work has come back negative until now. Guy was treated for Hep C and CMV. Immuno supresion let it flare up with a vengeance. Hopefully getting out today. A long recovery is ahead of me. My symptoms are like a super mono. Lethargic, weak, sleepy, cold symptoms.
The beds here suck, my boney but just dogs a hole into it. I want my Sleep Number bed and my wife next to me for warmth. Hopefully tonight.
Mostly this has been an exercise to adjust meds for transplant and to heal.
Thanks for the prayers, thoughts, and love.
I truly hope they get this solved for you.
This going to be going on for the rest of my life. Adjusting meds, staying a little isolated from the general public. I was never a jock before, but was an active walker, Mtn bike doofus, did my own fab and machine work & car and truck wrenching.
Guitar playing I was at my best a hack rhythm player but I had fun. I can barely play for 15-20 minutes without my hands cramping up, lucky if I make a half mile walk to our deli. And now have to pay someone to come do reefer, plumbing, and electrical maintenance and repares. If I’m on my knees, I’m out for the count. Not that I’m whining about it.
Here’s to another day above the roses. I haven’t assumed room temps. I’ve got a wonderful patient wife who sees to my every need. Kids and step kids and bring our grand kids and great grand daughter to me, if there’s no sniffles or cough. I wear a face mask and hand sanitizer.
Life is a struggle. Do the best you can. Don’t let it get you down.
Smile and make ‘em wonder what yer up to.
That's a great attitude, Mechanic!!
I hope you can go into remission, and not be going to the hospital all the time. Best wishes all around.
A positive attitude goes a long, long way here.
Hang in there. Give the doctors enough time to get this under control. I think they'll come through for you.