WE went to the ER on Wednesday night because my husband ,who has congestive heart
failure, that is treated with multiple medications, was describing chest pains at level 6 right over his heart on the left side of his chest. Both his cardiology clinic and
PCP nurse advised me to make sure he had not had a heart event at the ER. They did a heart x-ray and EEG and blood work and confirmed that he had not had a "heart event". The night before he had heaved up stomach juices all night and was tired and weak from
not eating as well. When we returned home at 11:30 at night , he the almost immediately began to have gut wrenching coughing spells expelling yellow mucus. This continued all day on Thursday while I was at work. On Friday I gave his Musinex DM in the am and
pm and it broke up some congestion but he felt that it was fighting with his immune system. So Saturday he continued to lay in bed and cough and expectorate yellow mucous. He drank limited amounts of fluids despite my admonitions and has eaten VERY LITTLE
through this whole ordeal. I am wondering if the "knife cutting" pain in his chest he described on Wednesday night could have to do with pneumonia?And wold he get well without antibiotics. He is a 73 year old coffee farmer with diabetes , congestive heart
failure and a history of high blood pressure that seems to be improving. It has been around 144/78 when I take it and was not elevated at the ER on Wednesday night.