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On Sunday last week, I started to feel unwell at work. Collapsed on Monday at work. Diagnosed measles on Wednesday. In isolation ever since. Worse and worse. No cure just IV paracetamol and anti sickness meds. Can't speak or even swallow own saliva. Have not really eaten in a week. Doctor says my liver is being damaged by the measles too. Had a scan. She says when the measles runs its course, liver will repair. Have never been in so much pain. They have said because I'm not eating I will need to be fed through a tube and maybe go to itu. I have read up on TPN (fed through a vein) and am very scared. I don't know what to do. I asked if I'd die and she said "I don't think so". I'm so so scared.
Thank you. Just woke up. Having to have some morphine before I try to eat. They're giving it one more day before resorting to TPN.
Apparently in the 70s there was some sort of panic about the measles vaccine and it causing problems if you had epilepsy in your family. My Nan had epilepsy so mum never vacced us against measles. I've vacccinated all 3 of my kids against everything, I'm so pro vac.
All of the build up soups/fortishakes are revolting.
Oh poor you, that sounds so hard. Is there a reason why they can't try enteral feeding (a tube in your nose to your stomach and liquid feeding) before they go to TPN (feeding straight into your veins)? It would be much better if you could avoid TPN.
You must be so sore, it really is a good reminder that measles isn't a kiddy illness.