Sorry Jen its taking me so long to reply. I have really been sick. I finally cratered and went to my PCP today, bless her heart she just keeps plugging with me. Long & short is November 26 I was put in the hospital for 8 days due to cellulitis in my legs, The right leg was just one big blister, totally covered from the knee down to the ankle. When released I did 10 more days of IV vancomycin thru my portacath. This past Sat I wake up and my right ankle is red, hot swollen and throbbing. It was all I could do to hobble. I went to bed Sat nite and did not wake up again until Sunday nite at 7:00pm. I lost a day. My hubby is yelling upstairs to get up and I can't. I have laid in the bed so long if I tried to move my body screamed in pain. He had to come upstairs and get me out of bed. I stood there a minute trying to get my head on right. I am soaked and so are the bed sheets and I am freezing and shaking. He put me some clean sheets on the bed and dry pjs. He came up with a broth type soup I tried to sip it but no go. I get the tylenol out, the Zofran and a 1/2 of a muscle relaxer to get the kinks & cramps out of my body. Monday was the same scenario.
She checked me for type A which was negative, still running a temp, cellulitis is trying to rear its ugly head again, now both legs red and swollen. She said I should not be getting cellulits again so soon after the mega drug I was on. So off to the lab at the hospital so theycan do cultures. Meanwhile, she has made a call to an infectious disease dr who is seeing me Thursday afternoon. Gosh how drs have clout amongst each other. Anyway, the FDA recalled all the heparin & saline solutions from an outfit in NC due to be contaminated with a bacteria named Serratia Marcescens. Yes, I am being tested for that one too, because I still had some syringes left over and they had the same lot #.
Infectious diease guy is thinking I may have infection in my port a cath and that could very well be. I did everything the home health nurse showed me on cleaning everything with alcohol before infusing the drug.
I really don't care what it is, just get rid of it. I have not felt well since November when put in the hospital. I have ran a low grade fever way too long. But now its high enough to not be considered low grade.
I can see you have been very busy with your babies. I am so sorry to hear of you losing one. I lost one of my golden retrievers recently, he was old and wore out, but what a baby he was to us. Its so hard. I also lost one of my cats a week before Willy. I still have one golden left but he is about 11 now. Hubby went to Mineral Wells and bought a Britney Spaniel that was almost 3 months old. He is a rascal and terror all in one neat package. I have a blast watching him point a bird, never knew he could be still enough to do that.lol.
Glad to know you are ok. Susie