Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Evening Medical Update

Sandi was dizzy and running a significant fever again this morning when we got to the doctor. They pulled a bunch of blood out of her before she saw the doctor. The results from Wednesday were back and she has a pretty serious bladder infection. It would be bad deal enough on its own, but with her white blood cell count now just above 0 at .05 it is a horrendous deal. Her kidney function remains very poor which means the infection is beating the heck out of her kidneys.

So they hit her today with another of the white blood cell boosting shots as well as the big bag of saline and the IV antibiotic.

We stay put at home for the weekend. She is to keep drinking fluids--mainly water---to try and keep everything wide open and working.

We go back mid morning  Monday for the complete blood work deal as well as another bag of saline and another bag of antibiotics. Depending on those test results and how she is doing pain wise and everything else will determine what the plan for the week will be.


3 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I hope this is just a bump in the road and that the antibiotic will do the trick. It sure doesn't get any easier, though, does it.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

It sure don't.

The good news is that they definitely identified the culprit. There was a lot of concern that things were happening to her that would be very bad that were causing false symptoms OR that she had some sort of rare unidentifiable mystery virus. Apparently this thing made all the right stuff explode with growth when they cultured it so they are absolutely sure regarding what the damn thing is. They also feel very confident that the antibiotic she is on will kill it.

So, though we are not seeing any improvement at this point, they believe that things will start rapidly improving the next few days. I hope they are right.

Kaye George said...

I hope they're right, too, Kevin. We're both sick here--lots of "stuff" going around. I hope this isn't disastrous and that she'll bounce back.