Sal has a bit of bad news first thing… her Hickman line cannot be fitted until Friday. However, the doc said that providing Sal's potassium levels were OK she could go home and return on Friday as an outpatient. YIPPEE!Sal had blood taken this morning again Aaaarrrgh! Not again! She was dreading it. However, the … Continue reading Sally is HOME!
We have both had a good day today.I managed to clean half the house. Then I went to the hospital and Sal and I watched the snooker together all afternoon. The first time we have done anything together since she went in.The even better news is that she is now no longer being barrier nursed. … Continue reading Wants to eat more but doesn't fancy anything on offer
Sal should be ready to come out of hospital soon so in preparation I am spending today deep cleaning the house. Every surface and everything on every surface will be vacuumed and wiped down with antiseptic wipes. Floor vacuumed, door handles antiseptic wiped. A great excuse to give the house a spring clean anyway so … Continue reading Clean, Clean, Clean!
Sal is becoming Sal again! The great news is that her blood count of sample taken night before last are neutrophils 3 and white 5. These are normal figures so she is back to fighting strength… well, on the way, and she has an immune system again! The cannula failed in her R hand but … Continue reading What a difference!
This morning Sal is feeling good. She slept well and the nausea is under control. She might even face a slice of dry toast for breakfast!Here temperature is down too. During the night she hit a 36.something for the first time in a week. This mornings was 37.2 so again, normalish. However, we need to … Continue reading Feeling better
Sal has had a bit of a mixed day. She started the day good but then had more vomiting so they have switched the antibiotic again… to Gentamicin. She also in back on the Odansetron to help with the sickness. This worked but not 100% so they have given her a subcutaneous infusion over 24 … Continue reading Not a lot of change really
Sal had a good night. First, last evening a doc came and took blood and fitted a cannula in Sal's right hand. This is the side of her op and so shouldn't really be used for needles but Sal just couldn't face another try on the left so they decided it was worth the risk. … Continue reading Big Improvement
Now her cannula has failed and Sal cannot face them trying to get another in. She is in SO much pain when they try and it is REALLY wearing her down. After a lot of shouting (well, virtual shouting, I didn't actually raise my voice!) they have agreed to install a Hickman on Tuesday. In the … Continue reading Cannula has failed
Well, nothing has changed much in herself… still can't take food and still has bad runs (antibiotics) but the good news is that her neutraphils and white counts are up slightly… well they couldn't go down! So this is the first sign that things are starting to pickup. They tried to get some blood … Continue reading Things possibly looking up
Sal is now neutropenic septic… no neutrophis with infection. Her temperature is up so they have put her on barrier nursing. Everyone visiting have to wear gown and mask. Coupled to that she can't keep anything down, not even water at the moment. She enjoyed sucking crushed ice for a while but they stopped … Continue reading Neutropenic Septic