So my dad’s situation is very critical right now. Bacterial tests came back positive for his blood. The antibiotics started yesterday have decreased his temp to basically normal. The oncologist started him on one additional antibiotic (a triple dose) to work hard at the bad stuff attacking his blood. It will take another day to determine what specific strain we’re dealing with. Lee’s job right now is to drink lots of fluids. Lots and lots. Plus take his pills when we tell him. And no flack back at the caretakers… like that will happen.
We’re watching for changes in body temperature, dizziness, disorientation/coherence. His coughing has increased but that’s a good thing, according to the nurse, since it’s helping to move things out of his lungs. The nurse from his primary doctor called to check in and provided a wealth of additional information and phone #’s for late evening questions. Basically, if anything changes he needs to get taken directly to ER. Sepsis of the blood really doesn’t sound like a fun route to take. We would all like to avoid that one!
Maybe tomorrow we’ll learn all the info about the bacteria.