Friday night Casey's fever went up to 105.5. Gary and I put wet towels on him to try to get the fever down. It brought it down, but it kept going back up. He has gotten blood and platelets on a regular basis. We came in on Saturday Morning to find him hooked up to a heart moniter. During the night his heart rate went up and they got a cooling blanket to try to keep his fever down. He had a rough day yesterday, but then last night he started feeling better. When I came in this morning, he looked better than he had all week, and was a real grump. So I knew things were turning around finally. But now he has developed pneumonia on top of the blood infection. They moved him into another room under isolation and negative pressure. Tomorrow he is scheduled for a bronchioscope to try to figure out where the pneumonia is coming from. He has more things hanging on him than a Christmas tree. The good news is, his temperature, blood pressure and heart rate seem to be somewhat under control.
Sorry, he has not been answering phone calls, he really has not been up to it.
I'll keep you posted.