Jen has been fighting a cold for about three weeks now. We think she actually had two separate colds, because there was a 2 day time period with no coughs and no congestion. Over the weekend her lungs began to hurt pretty bad when she coughed. So today she saw the doctor at work (yes our work has an on-site health clinic FREE to us!!). The doctor confirmed what we didn't want to hear....Jen has pneumonia. Her left lung does have fluid in it. She doesn't have a fever and isn't having problems breathing so we may have caught this early enough to where the antibiotics will stop the worst from happening. Right now she is just tired and it hurts to sit, cough, walk, etc. If she does develop a fever or has problems breathing that is not good news. She is 34 weeks pregnant - and would most likely be hospitalized and monitored closely to ensure the infection isn't passed to our unborn son. Fingers crossed she feels better by the end of the week.
Ironic that Jen did get pneumonia as that is the specific thing we were trying to avoid by getting flu shots (seasonal and H1N1). It is true that when life hands you a lemon....you gotta make lemonade!