Here I am sitting at the computer up at Hershey, John's transplant center. I've left him for just a few minutes while he gets some sleep.
We came up here last night. John's fever was 104.2 last night so they told us to come in. It was a two and a half hour ride, and rough for John, but we made it. John's fever is still high, even though the hospital still continues to give him frequent doses of tylenol.
When John got here, they stuck him and did blood work. They immediately noticed he was short on red blood cells. This is strange, because on Monday he got two bags of red blood cells. But the tests showed that he needed more cells. So all today (Wednesday) they have been giving him blood. He is on his fourth bag of blood right now. This should be the last one.
Unfortunately, John was having chest pains today before he got his blood. The doctor believed this is because his oxygen level is low (because he doesn't have enough red blood cells), and this effected his heart. So they did some kind of a test, and have him hooked up to a heart monitor all the time. Also, since last night they have had him on oxygen. And fluids, and two kinds of antibiotics. Poor guy has four bags hanging off his pole. And two catheters that the nurses had to put in his arms to allow fluids/blood to enter his body.
Okay, maybe I am getting too graphic here. I don't know why I always get technical. Just passing everything along.
Please pray. I am a little bit scared this time. Not a lot, just a little. The doctors have no idea what is going on.
Thanks, love you all, Krissy