Oct 18, 2013 - 10:17 pm
So, my husband is still in the hospital, but at least they are controlling the pain pretty well now. They did cultures on Tuesday through the port and after 2 days they started growing something. Yesterday they wanted to take more cultures - some from the port and some through a vein. None of those have grown anything yet. He started running a fever yesterday. He's had upper and lower CT scans this week that don't show anything - no abscess, no cancer. He had an MRI last night that shows lesions on the spine. The infectious disease doc wants to get a biopsy to see what those lesions are. She said it is possible that an infection settled there. He had lesions show up on his first 2 pet scans last year, had biopsies and both were clear. So, I'm hoping these lesions are not cancer either. If they determine it is the infection then they will finally start treating it - 6 weeks of IV antiobiotic. Of course, it's Friday night and the interventional radiologists are gone for the weekend so more waiting...
Thanks everyone for your thoughts, prayers and support.