John's doing well. He's home now, has been for a couple of days.
His fever broke. When they sent him home, they told him to come back if it gets 100.5 or higher, but it doesn't look like it is going to. It looks like the infection is gone.
He is on oral antibiotics. A couple of them. The hospital considered putting in a picc line (port) in his arm and having me do IV antibiotics at home. Thank God they decided against that! Yes, I know I did it last year, and yes, it's not that hard, but I just don't feel up to it, LOL.
At any rate, thank God, he is looking quite well! He is even up and around some. He still has to rest a lot, but is doing things also! Imagine that.
One of the reasons he feels so good is that before he left the hospital they gave him his blood. How the blood got there so quickly I have no idea.
Now there are just a few more issues to deal with.
One is John's immune system. While his immune system is doing very well, it was artificially stimulated to be that way with three injections in the past two weeks. One Neulasta shot and two Neupogen shots.
The second issue he must deal with is his platelets are very low. If they get too much lower there is the possibility that he would have to have a platelet transfusion. Also, if you have low plateles, you risk not being able to clot if you cut yourself. So he is not allowed to shave with a real razor. I caught the guy doing it yesterday though. I could have KILLED him. He told me he could not use only his electric razor because it gave his neck red burns. I told him not to shave then. He said people would be scared of him if he was unshaven, and he would look like wild man. I said, who cares, better to have you alive and looking like wild man, then dead. I stand by my opinion!
So that's about it. He is really doing great, praise God, for the guy I saw Saturday night, whose body was shutting down, with 104.5 fever, who we didn't know was going to make it.
This guy don't quit.
Love, Krissy :)