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thebird1959
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What would you do in this situation?
      08/25/12 11:32 PM

None of my family knows yet that I'm HIV+. My father has a chronic lung condition caused by a reaction to a heart medication that burned his lungs up 6 years ago. At the time doctors gave him 6 months to a year to live, but he has beaten all odds and improved to a point where he was eventually able to get off oxygen.

My parents live 450 miles away in N.C.. The problem now is they admitted my father yesterday to the hospital with pneumonia and he is in an ICU. He almost didn't survive the last bout with pnuemonia a year or two ago. Got my bloodwork back and they just started me on HIV meds this past week and also put me on antibiotics to help guard against pneumonia because my immune system is weak right now. My CD4 was 181 and my VL was 43,000.

My problem is, do I go to N.C. to be with my Dad and risk getting pneumonia or something else in the hospital or stay? If it gets where it doesn't look like he's going to make it I have only one choice, and that is to go, and leave it in somebody else's hands. Now sure isn't the time to hit the family with my problems.

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* What would you do in this situation? thebird1959 08/25/12 11:32 PM
. * Re: What would you do in this situation? thebird1959   09/06/12 11:10 PM
. * Re: What would you do in this situation? Pos_in_Thailand   09/13/12 11:17 AM
. * Re: What would you do in this situation? alive2   09/07/12 06:45 AM
. * Re: What would you do in this situation? Pos_in_Thailand   09/02/12 12:06 PM
. * Re: What would you do in this situation? Letstalk   09/02/12 01:16 AM
. * Re: What would you do in this situation? alive2   08/26/12 04:02 PM

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