I am almost afraid to say that it has been a calm day so far as I know there are still enough hours in the day for that visit to UCIMC. I have been doing my best to keep my temperature in the 100.x range, below the toxic 101, which sends me to the emergency room. Drinking lots of water and hoping that the antibiotic treatment that I am executing twice a day to my port with Vancomycin® will start working soon and end the constant fevers.
The home health care nurse will come tomorrow to change my port access, thank goodness, as the tape that is holding it in place is becoming frayed and loose. I do not touch it nor put any other kind of tape over existing old tape as this whole bacterial contamination business is just too tricky to mess with. I am merely trying to keep anything from touching the area so that the tape will not come off any further. Trying to bathe or shower with this in place is a real pain in the neck.
It has been hot out (mid-90s), so I have stayed inside, resting in between doing some writing on the computer, but mostly resting. Guess it’s time again to relax a bit and keep this fever at 100.5 or lower.5 6 7 8 © 2004–12 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.