Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Day 6

HGB 9.8
WBC 50

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, 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.

HGB 8.3
WBC 20


Anonymous said...

I am glad that today is a better day for you. You sound a little more upbeat!!

It sounds like your sister has been keeping things going in New Albany which is great. I hear the weather there is sooo warm! When you get to go home, you'll have beautiful weather to look forward to. You'll probably feel great around Derby time and will want to go to Churchill Downs and make a bet. Ask MB to take you to the Oaks this year!! Barbie always has a party...they start from sun up to sun down!!

Keep your spirits up!

Anonymous said...

Hope you get better rest tonight. Checking in on you daily now. Hope you don't feel intruded upon!! It is trying to pretend it is spring out. But we are all getting fooled in Akron cuz they are calling for snow later. Ah well, soon emough you can just have this place be the area you come to for a great party on New Year's Eve and the place where some really great friends (Keith and Cathy) love you so much. Not the place where you were cooped up.
BIg HUgs, Lisa M

Anonymous said...

Hi ALan,
Got your blog from Asher's friends and I just wanted to drop by to let you know I have added you to my prayers. I am happy to hear that you had a better day. what striked me in the message is that you were going through this alone and nobody should have to.
I will keep checking on you so keep some good news coming!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are having a better day. It was beautiful here yesterday and the day before. I did take your words to heart......I played hooky from work the other day to work out in the yard and to spend quality time with the kids. As Cathy said you will definately have to come to the Oakes with me this year. We have a blast!! I will tell you more later. As always, I am here if you need anything. Take it easy and keep the faith.


Anonymous said...

thank you brother, I talked with chris yesterday and she said when Leona had all of that chemo her throat was raw like yours, so I guess I feel a little better about that. I just wish it would all go away and you be well and get back home. we miss you. Michaela says hi, she is with me today sick. and it is nasty weather again, cold, cold. I hear you probably got snow, after 81 the other day and now they are calling for fluries sat. good ole' Ohio Valley.
love you, don't worry about anything, we will handle it