John is back in the hospital. He has been in for two days. He had a fever of 102 so they put him in. From doing cultures, they found he has multiple infections in his sputum, multiple infections in his blood, and an infected PICC line. He has a horrible cough and has been burning with fever. They have him on an antibiotic called Vancomycin to get rid of the PICC line infection, and an antibiotic called Cefepime to get rid of the other infections. They said that if his fever doesn't drop by Monday they would add additional antibiotics.
I am hopeful because this is such a good hospital. I know they are taking good care of him. On the other hand, I am slightly discouraged. I just thought I would be honest. Last night I was wondering when this was going to end. We have been here since April 29th, and he has had three hospitalizations during this time. The rest of the time he has been in Day Hospital. During this time his counts have been very low (this is bad), and his Creatin level has been very high (bad again). His kidney function actually got worse yesterday, and he had been off the CMV medication. Very strange.
Don't get me wrong. Even after saying all that I am still positive. I am going to see this through till the end. There will come a day when John is at home and doing well. I believe that. Meanwhile, I just need to keep positive.
So how are each of you doing? Let me know in the comments section. I don't want this to be all about me and John.