Yesterday Lis went into the doctor’s office to get her port flushed. She came back with her second fever in as many weeks. Again, the flushed bacteria into her port thus making her chill out then heat up. Her temp got to 102-degrees but we were able to slow it down by taking a couple of Tylenol. We are now pros at this 3-hour fever thing. They did ask Lis to go to the hospital to draw some blood. Lis obliged.
Later that evening, Lis got a call from the doctor’s office letting her know that she needs to go to Providence tomorrow (which is today) to get her catheter replaced. That’s probably a good thing considering one of the ports is clogged and the other sometimes has problems drawing from it.
So today I got off at 1pm and drove Lis to her doctor’s appointment in Everett. When we checked in the lady said that we needed to get some blood cultures taken. We thought they had done that yesterday at the hospital in Monroe. The lady called the hospital and spoke with someone in the lab. They said they had no record of blood being drawn. Excuse me! I’m pretty sure we didn’t both dream it up, or make it up. But what can you do? You just say “Idiots!” and let Lis get poked again.
We went into the waiting room and waited (but of course!). The nurse came and took Lis away and I gleefully went to the cafeteria to eat lunch. I came back and relaxed in a comfy chair and finished “The Summons” by John Grisham. Good book, not one of his best, but I liked it. By the way, last night we watched “Million Dollar Baby”. Good flick, rent it, if you haven’t seen it yet.
Two and half-hours later Lis showed up asking if I was ready to go. They had taken her catheter out because it was badly infected. So for a week or so she’ll be free of any devices coming out of her chests.
So Lis is fine, Lukas is crawling EVERYWHERE, I’m doing well.