well ok i forgive you....
but next time i want worried exprsssions of fear and longing!
well as you know the line exchange that i had back on the 20th of april, seemed to have gone well, untill a couple days later i had neck pain and swelling and fevers etc.. only these fevers didi not go away like my regular ones. so after a week or 10 days i went in and they did blood cultures and started me on Vancomycin. the cultures came back with growth on all three so i had to go to the VA in seattle. for more tests, CT, ultrasound etc.. the decission was made to pull the line out on thursdfay night i think. or friday i cant rerally remember now. they numbed it up all along the tunnnel, gave me some morphine and versed (not enough) and snippped the stitches and gave a yank. came right out.
they kept taking cultures every day till wednesday morning before the new line and so far nothinghas grown. i do have large blood clot in my right juggular vein where the line was. i was getting IV H pearin in the hospital and am taking shots now at home. i have to see the hemotologist later and see if i have to go on coumadin.
so basically i got to lay in bed and attempt to sleep for aweek or so and have 4 iv lines in my left arm. ouch. 2 holes but 4 pig tails. luckily they lasted the whole time so i did not need them replaced. i did lose about
8 lbs. they could not run TPN so i got PPN. apparently a half strength version so it wont rot your veins.
also in the neck where the clot is i had some thrombo-phlebitis. or inflamation of the vein because of the clot. so thats why i had the neck pain.
all in all hopefully this bug i have/had was the cause of my fevers and will maybe be taken care of now they know what it is and all the antibiotics. wont that be wonderfull..
they name of the bug is Stapholococus Lugdunensis. not discovered untill 1988in france. i get all the new stuff! semms the last few years there have been more of it with implanting of lines, pacemakers etc.. hips..