So I had a visit from the doctor this morning saying they think the infection probably isn’t in my PICC line after all. It’s still a possibility, and I’m still worried about one of the lumens now not working as well. But she apologised for the other doctors barging in all guns blazing yesterday. Yes, none of that needed to happen. I get that they thought they needed to act quickly, but they were basing their facts on information that was wrong – someone told them it wasn’t possible to get blood from my PICC line, which I have no idea where that came from because no one had any problems, and the blood results were incorrect, my haemoglobin did not drop to 30 overnight.
I saw Rainer again today and for some reason they thought things were really dire yesterday. I get that my levels of things were low (more on that in a minute) but aside from that, I have no idea why, but it seems they didn’t manage to get their information straight on all counts before running in and giving me the special treatment. But I get that they thought they had to work fast. And that they didn’t realise what chaos would ensue.
I think I really needed those platelets. I no longer have blood coming out of my nose whenever I blow it, so that’s a relief!
All my levels are slowly going back up, they’re giving me potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, um… I think that’s it? They were all dangerously low. And platelets. So they’re going back up now.
ALSO I MANAGED TO EAT ALL MY LUNCH TODAY! First food I’ve managed since Tuesday. Mouth ulcers are on the out guys!
I hardly slept last night because they were poking me with things all night, but I got a few hours. I’m tired, but feeling good. I’ll still be here for a couple more days while we wait for my neutrophils to go back up and all my levels to look better. Fingers crossed it’s Tuesday, I’ve got a gig to go to Tuesday night!