Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chandler went with us today.... We've enjoyed having them with us.

I only wish Frank was feeling better. His fever went up to 100 last night, but it broke about 3 am. No fever at the hospital today.
Chandler, Frank and I had bets on what his levels would be today.

WBC 0.06
RBC 3.56
Hbg 11.3
Hct 32.3
Platelets 27 (frank won)
His CRP shot up from 3 to 15. That got everyones attention this morning. They drew blood cultures from his arm and his port. Ordered a doppler study on his arms near his port, and put him on 3 different IV drugs. Did I mention the Infectious Disease Doctor is one the case now?

We are very thankful that they watch him so closely. Neither Frank nor I are too worried about this at this point. Frank seems to do this with every tranplant, and they never find the source. It just goes away.

His stomach is bothering him some, so they have him on IV Reglan here at the apt. Tomorrow, we'll have around the clock IV antibiotics to supplement what he gets there. His fever was high as 100 tonight as well.

They redid the CRP level before we left today and we called for the results. It went up slightly from 15.02 for 15.24. They were hoping for a decrease, but it's basically the same, so I think that's good news.

Frank is feeling pretty good despite all the commotion going on around him. The stairs are getting difficult but he seems determined... we skipped the first 4 flights today, but worked hard for the other 7.

We watched American Idol tonight and he still voiced his opinions. We are enjoying being together... all under the same roof. Chase drew pictures for him tonight put them on the bathroom mirror.

I do miss home. I miss Moses and Casey. But I feel extremely blessed. We get to snuggle with the kids whenever we want.

Psalm 33:20-22
"Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let you mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You."

Please join us in prayer that Frank's fever would go away. And that if there is anything to be found, they will find the source quickly. We pray for wisdom for each person that evaluates his case... from nurses, to labs, to pathology and so on.

We thank God tonight our many many blessings. The Carlton Gang

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