Monday, July 17, 2017

Back Home

We are back home from seeing her cancer doctors at the hospital. Upon further review, there is now more confidence that the positive test results over the weekend were caused by contamination. This new belief is due to a number of factors including the fact that she is slowly improving in strength and mental ability and she does not have any sign of fever. If she was infected with what the test came back as claimed, one round of antibiotics done yesterday would not do much of anything. It would require a two week admission to the hospital with round the clock antibiotics that would play havoc with her still very unstable kidneys. Because of that, the planned antibiotic infusion for today has been cancelled.

They should have the results of the blood tests they did yesterday sometime tomorrow morning. All the tests were repeated today as a double check on results.

If the tests yesterday come back positive tomorrow, she will be admitted and the antibiotics will be started. There is no choice on that.

If they come back negative, as now expected, then we just keep doing what we have been doing and go back in Thursday as planned for another round of blood testing and a doctor visit.

So, we are a bit relieved and feeling a little more optimistic after the weekend scare. Obviously, as we well know, everything can change in a second. But, for right now, this was all good news today.


Bill Crider said...


BPL Ref said...

Yay! We'll take any good news we can get!


Barry Ergang said...

Like you I'm relieved--and I hope, like you, to remain that way.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Just hoping this good news sticks.

Nicole Downs said...

Yay! Good news!! We hope its all uphill from here!