Extreme heat danger
I just want to remind everyone to be careful about going out in extremely hot weather and bad air days. I learned the hard way yesterday.
I waited until early evening to venture out, thinking that I would have avoided the danger. I was wrong. After just a few minutes I had a severe attack.
I wound up in the ER and thought I was the only asthmatic foolish enough to go out in the heat. I was surprised to find 4 other asthmatics already there.
The nurse who checked me in said that they had been coming in all day. One poor fellow had to be intubated.
So, since I may not be the only asthmatic to try to press his luck, I would like to relay my experience so you don't. It was surprising at how quickly the attack happened.
I am now on pred again and a couple of days of neb treatments every 4 hours...then I get to go in and get lectured by my pulm. I don't look forward to it but I have it coming. With all this I was LUCKY. It could have been much worse.
So please be careful this time of year and stay in on dangerously hot days or bad air days.