I am somehow stuck in the longest weekend of my life.
I came in the hospital on Wednesday, got my PICC line inserted that day and eagerly anticipated chemo on Thursday. The first night went pretty well – no reactions to speak of.
I get different amounts every day. And on Sunday I had a bad reaction to something. My blood pressure plummeted and I’ve been fighting low grade fevers. I’m through the chemo – now I’m just here for observation. I thought I was going to go home yesterday, then today, now tomorrow. They don’t want me to leave until they figure out what’s causing the low fevers.
With that in mind, the doctor told me that my blood cultures should show an infection. But they might not. They thought they were going to pull the PICC line, in case that was causing an infection. But wouldn’t that show up in the blood cultures? Or not? I love doctor speak where they manage to say 3 things in one conversation with no definites.
Now, I’m trying to rest up. Fighting some low grade nausea on and off. Still getting some antibiotics.
Hanging in there until tomorrow….I hope.