Barbara (lasarina) woke up around 7 am to a fever of 103.7, pulse 161, BP 138/70. She was shivering uncontrollably, and complaining of chills. Rapid response team got the situation under control in a little over an hour. Thought for a while she was headed to ICU, but she’s still in the same room. The immediate crisis has been averted, but she is still running a fever of around 102. They’ve taken blood cultures.
We suspect PICC line infection, which is a common side affect of TPN. Started two IV antibiotics (Vanco and one other I’m not familiar with). That puts surgery out of the question for probably at least another week. Sometimes it seems like the old saw of “Two steps forward, one step back” has it reversed. This feels like it’s going to be one of those days.
Thanks to everyone for the e-cards. They have helped lift her spirits a lot.
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