It's Tuesday night. Well, really Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning. I am up so I can have a little alone time. I need to go to bed though.
I just wanted to do a quick entry first. I wanted to tell you all that John is probably going to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow (Weds.). He still has a very low white blood count, but it has come up a little bit. And his ANC is now 0.7 instead of 0. That is still neutropenic and somewhat dangerous, but not as dangerous as it could be. He will also need blood in a day or two, but he can get that at the infusion center near home. I guess he will have to wait two days to get blood, because we will be traveling home on Wednesday.
John has had two antibiotics in the hospital. He will be sent home on one. It is called Vancomycin. Hopefully he won't be sent home on the other one also (Cefapime), because he receives that one three times a day, and I don't want to be giving him that many antibiotic IVs. Looks like I am going to have to be doing home IVs like I did in the past. At least with the Vancomycin. It has been a long time since I have done it, so a nurse is going to come out, probably Thursday morning, and show me how to do the IV again. I will also have to learn how to flush the PICC line, as it is a little different than his other PICC lines I have done in the past. It is a Groshong PICC. For those of you who don't know, a PICC line is where blood is drawn from to take labwork, and where you administer blood and antibiotics through. A port so to speak. I think I have a picture somewhere, I will have to show it to you in the next few days.
I said I was going to make this short, LOL. I can't do anything abbreviated!
How do I feel about doing IVs at home this go around? It is fine. I just want to get home. It will be hard at home, though. I was getting behind between last hospital stay and this one. Making the renal (kidney function) menus takes a lot of time, as does cooking the food. Alot of it has to be made from scratch so that it doesn't have salt and other things in it. Just opening a box of macaroni and cheese is way out of the question. So just keeping up with the food is hard. Not complaining, just stating a fact.
But it will be nice to go home.
I will write again after I get settled in at home. Love you all!