He is optimistic that I will continue to get better. He has even taken me on as a patient... so I will do a followup in October. He is hoping that by October I can be active by an hour or two more than I am now... so hurray. I keep having good luck with Emory doctors - my cardiologists and this guy (infectious diseases) have been great. He really took a lot of time to talk to me, look over my records, consider diagnosis (Parvo) then rule them our based on other things he saw. He also ran a blood test to check for cortisol levels because he has some other patients with similar cases whose cortisol levels were off.
So... unfortunately there is not a lot that I can do other than what I am already doing:
1) Get plenty of help.
2) Gradually increase my activity level while not pushing to exhaustion
3) Try to work in some exercise so I don't get de-conditioned
He said, "A year from now this will all be a bad memory" with such confidence that I felt the first ray of hope in weeks.
[oh... and for all of my family who is reading this and wondering why I didn't call? The appt. was downtown, I had to walk quite a bit, and now I am DEAD tired. I will call later this weekend.]