Apr 12, 2013 - 2:10 am
It has been decided that hubby has Sepsis, possibly from chemo port, but not sure so he's receiving broad range antibiotics. He is feeling a little better and coherent. 2 litres of fluid was drained from his abdomen today. He was allowed tiny sips of water, but chokes, so mostly mouth swabs. Because his mouth is dry, he can't speak too clearly. I was a bit upset that the dietician did not make an appearance today to start tube feeding and water. Not much urine output even with fluid bags. Still getting Neupogena for WBC. I forgot to get the last WBC.
He wanted to be transferred to the hospital MDA uses, but the Intensivist refused to take him saying that his current ICU care is adequate. Even though his problems appear cancer related, he won't be getting treatments soon, thus no need to be near his team. It appears that MDA does not have partner docs to cover each other. His docs are out of town this week and next. I am mostly pleased with his current ICU care and the hospital is only 3 miles away, but I am not the patient. He was a bit upset by this, but accepted it.
Please forgive me for not responding to posts right now. Thinking of each of you. Will update further.