I waited a little later than usual to blog tonight because I wanted to make sure that Katy had a good trip down for a CT scan of her sinuses. I won’t have the results until morning, but she did fine on the trip and is resting in her room. Katy’s fever has been coming down, but it still is requiring medicine to control her temp. She has been between 101.5 and 102.5 pretty much all day. I have received several e-mails from people with suggestions as to what might be causing the fever. Katy’s cousin from Georgia told me about C Diff. C Diff is a bacteria that sometimes grown in the colon after prolonged antibiotic treatment. The doctors don’t think this is the case, but did take a culture to make sure. Someone else suggested hormones, or lack thereof, as the cause. She has been checked for that and is doing fine on her hormone levels. I thought of the need for probiotics to replace the flora that has been killed by the antibiotics. The doctors don’t think so, but I have asked them to see where is she is with her flora levels. I am asking for probiotics to be given in her feeding tube. I am also planning on asking OB/GYN to check for yeast infections. Whether a yeast infection may, or may not, be the cause, it is a common side effect of antibiotics. We will see how tomorrow goes.
Katy had her VACs changed today, and her wounds are looking good. The VAC nurse told me that the wounds showed no signs of infection. So far, none of her cultures have been positive for infection, either. I hope that the spllen was the cause, and that we will continue to see improvement as she heals.
I want to thank Stan Callahan for giving me time on his IndyWarz Radio show. I was able to address some of my wrestling brethren, and help promote the benefit wrestling show on the 11th at Rock Wine Blues in Atascocita. It means a lot to me that these wrestlers are giving up there time to help raise money for my family. I also want to thank my new friend, Abby. She has been very giving in sharing her family’s loss, and has been very sweet to check in on me every day.
Please say a prayer for a woman that has recently come to the ICU. I don’t want to say her name or situation due to privacy, but the way that she found herself in this ICU is beyond my realm of understanding. I feel deeply for her family, and I hope that she will recover. On a brighter note, the little girl that was in the room adjoining Katy’s is being released from the hospital this week! I am so happy for her and her family.
I will write more tomorrow (including a story), but, for now, I am going to rest. I will have a full day in the ICU tomorrow.
Love to all,