Barbara’s blood cultures have turned up the culprit, and the plan now is to narrow in on this with a specific agent, rather than the initial broad spectrum stuff. Prognosis is good. She is expected to recover, though this (like other instances before) will have weakened her again. Her fever is more controlled and she is resting more comfortably.
ETA: She is doing much better, and has been almost fever free for the last couple of hours. For those asking, the culprit is yeast in blood (candida sepsis) and urinary tract. She is being treated with broad spectrum antibiotics through the night, with a powerful IV anti-fungal (micafungin) ordered for the AM.
She actually just woke up shivering from the cooling blanket. It has been discontinued for now.
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