When Christine and I arrived at 11 am, the Occupational Therapist had him out of bed and sitting in a chair.
He’s no longer in ISOLATION. He tested NEGATIVE for C-Diff!
The Physical Therapy guys were outside his room, ready to pounce on him. I told them to “Give him Hell”. They were delighted.
They WANTED to walk him, but after laying on his back for 5 days, his blood pressure was too low. They’d test it sitting up. LOW. Test it standing up. LOWER. They’re going to try to get him walking tomorrow.
Dom asked to go back to bed and we all said, “NO!”. He ended up sitting in that chair for more than 2 hours.
Our Slidell Oncologist came in. Told us that he was SO HAPPY that Dom didn’t have C-Diff. He’s lost TWO PATIENTS from that! He said that he wants to get Dom STRONG before he gets out of the hospital. His blood counts are dropping, so I’m guessing that he’ll need another blood transfusion soon.
Then Dr. Koachev, partner of Dom’s Kidney specialist, came in. He spent almost 30 minutes with us. Explained that Dom was limited to 2 liters of liquids per day. Getting IVs of Sodium, Potassium and Electrolytes for his kidneys. Also told us that his Creatine had jumped from 2.5 yesterday to 3.5 this morning.
Dom’s collar bone started killing him, so they put him back in bed with a percocet. When he started getting dopey, we left.
Did a little shopping, had a late lunch and came home.
Dom called. The Infectious Diseases Dr. made an appearance. She said, “You told me that you had Salmonella once. Well, you’ve got it again! No more runny egg yolks!”.
She then went on to say that his Creatine number dropped from this morning’s 3.5.
Feeling hopeful, gang!