Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tubthumping.

We had a good night last night, no throwing up and NO FEVER! However by mid morning he started burning up again, not terribly high but high enough to raise concern and high enough that Dr Tebbi may well have him on anti-fungal medication before the day is out. I cannot tell you exactly what his temp is right now as Scott has learned how to cheat the thermometer and it seems we can now only get a truly accurate reading from a nurse that dont take no monkey business!!
Fungus can be extremely difficult to treat and usually involves intensive care. An incredibly frightening thing is fungus.
Dr Tebbi has told me that he doesnt believe Scott has fungus as he is not ill enough, but with no bacterial cultures growing and no outward signs of anything viral, then this will be the next step.
Still no mono results back yet either.
His bloodwork this morning wasnt too bad, anc is 657, quite a jump in the right direction since yesterday but still a low wbc and this needs to come up.
Scott is still not eating or drinking, he has had a few of Angel Daves gummy frogs, but thats been it since Sunday lunchtime. I tried to get him to have some water earlier on and he went all 'Exorcist' on me again. He just sleeps. He hasnt even had the strength to get to the bathroom and brush his teeth or wash up. They are going to give him a bed bath later, well perhaps not, but they will try anyway.
He is constantly cold, the room is at 60, and he is only allowed a sheet and very thin blanket. I keep telling the doctors and nurses about how in the olden days, when I was just a nipper, we had to 'sweat' the fever out, lots of blankets, cups of tea and a cat asleep on your head, they look at me like Im crazy.
If Scott goes above 103 they bring out the thumbscrews and rack. Well a cooling blanket and icy cold sponges anyway.
Thats all folks, Im not going to get all emotional and weepy on y'all you'll be pleased to know, behind this pathetic exterior there is a very tough old goat. :)
Thanks for checking in.

4 comments:

Sandie said...

"...you're never gonna keep [her] down." : )

I'd take old goat some alternatives I can think of any day.

Hope that made you smile.

Lots of love to you.
xoxoxoxox
S.

Staci said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I was hoping to read that Scott had beat the fever. Scott, I'm so sorry that you are feeling so miserable... hope it won't be much longer now for that old fever to take a hike. Take care. Your friend, "Angel" Dave

P.S. the little fish got to swim away. :0)

christine said...

People will think I misstreated you Stephanie - putting only one cat on your head - wasn't there sometimes one on your feet as well!! I always think a cat does wonders as it so loves the heat you give off. And yes they may think you're crazy but the old addage is to 'sweat out' the fever - also, Scott's body may be doing what is right for it by way of another old addage, 'starve a fever and feed a cold' - and I'm sure he's getting fluids through a line. And just how do you cheat a thermometer?
In my thoughts as always
Mum

Laura said...

Hi Skittles,
Just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you over here in Michigan. I'm so sorry you're still feeling crumby. I keep hoping every time I check that your fever is back to normal and you're getting ready to come home. I'm sure it will be soon though - when your body is ready. :) Sending Smiles and Get Well Wishes, Angel Laura