When it rains it pours.
Last night I noticed my left arm seemed swollen. My left arm is where they are supposed to put the new picc line today. Nurse looked at it and ordered an ultrasound. That was around midnight. Of course, no one has shown up to do that. Next they weighed me.
Just what everyone wants - I gained 20 pounds since Friday night. So the nurse was going to see if someone would order me some Lasix. I am very puffy all over, not just my left arm.
My temp spiked to 102.4° and I had a lot of chills again during the night. CRNP came to see me and ordered a new chest x-ray. All my counts are dreadfully low. Today my platelets are 5. I was supposed to get those around 2:00a, but the blood bank hasn't released them. I've also had anti-nausea meds and Lortabs again to fight off another round of fever and chills. Right now I am semi-normal.
Today's schedule - in no particular order
1. Start on Lasix
2. Have ultrasound on arm
3. Get 2 units of platelets
4. Get new picc line put in and old picc line taken out.
5. Have chest x-ray.
6. Get one unit of red cells.
7. Have more blood cultures.
8. Try to sleep some. As you might imagine, I didn't get many zzzzz's during the night.
At least the dietician and I have had a nice chat. I will be getting the Vegetarian menu from which to choose my food. There is actually edible stuff on there: Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup, for example. My breakfast today was oatmeal, whole wheat toast and orange juice. Things I can eat!
Things here are not going as well as they possible could, so I ask for everyone's good vibes, healing thoughts and prayers. I'm doing all that and visualising like crazy.
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