They came in early today and told me that they are hoping for the "final" culture results or at least the second culture they took in hopes that it is showing "no growth." Still may need to take the catheters out soon but not today. Once they know what is growing and what antibiotic will cover it, they will decide what I need. Most likely will know more tomorrow. I didn't get much sleep last night, I think I was laying in bed trying to figure out what side of my neck I wanted this new catheter. Anyway, I gave up on that after about 1/2 hour. They continuously came in and out last night adding more and more drugs, fluids...so now I'm on another round of Lasix. I've picked up almost 4 pounds in fluids so it was time they say.
Still not eating, can't swallow. My throat is raw. REALLY, it is my entire esophageal track down to my stomach. My stomach doesn't seem to hurt and my colon seems fine (no food) that is a good thing. My rectum is very sore and that made it hard to sleep last night as well. I did get to sleep this morning. OVERALL: I feel better, like I have worked a 'bug' out of my system with all the antibiotics they give my I hope my cultures come negative! Either way, it will be ok.
The blood values should be going back up(they said slowly) over the next few days.
I've got to thank my sister for being my leas ion between work (Katie in the office) and getting things scheduled with my new tech (J. Michael). She is going to make sure that info doesn't get lost. Katie is a teenager and I've tried so hard not to over pressure her but I like she has to be pushed to understand the magnitude of this business I'm trying to run. I know J. Michael understands as I talked to him last night and with what I'm paying him, he could make that kind of money any were else. So, that made me feel good to hear that and hopefully he will further his career in x-ray to be a multi-phase technician.
I got yesterdays blood counts which were the lowest yet.