Sunday, November 11, 2012

Scanxiety.....been there, done that

Today was a pretty decent day for Steve.  The pain management team increased his dilauded through the PCA to every 8 minutes vs every 10 minutes.  It is amazing what those couple of extra minutes will do.  They also increased his Lyrica to 3 times a day. 

Steve dozed on and off most of the day.  Until the Saints came on of course!!!  I layed in bed with him and we watched the game on the IPad since it wasnt on TV in Houston.  It was a BIG win for the Saints against the Atlanta Falcons.  Saints playoff chances still alive!  Yay!!

 Steve getting ready to watch the Saints beat the Falcons

 Steve and I laying in his hospital bed watching the Saints beat the Falcons!!

Steve started running fever late this evening.  It got up to 102.something.  (I was home getting the kids stuff together for school/days so I am not sure on the exact temp, just know it got over 102).  They took a bunch of blood and contacted infection disease department and they are going to get him in tomorrow for a PET scan.  The PET scan will show any areas in his body that have cancerous activity.  We will obviously being close attention to the spine, but will be looking at his entire body.  If the spine lights up, he may have to do a spinal biopsy.  Ouch!  That just sounds painful!  They were able to give him some Tylenol for his fever, and it has broke now.

I am not sure if he is still on for a spinal tap, or if that will be dependent on the PET scan results.  They did tell us to expect to be here at least 3-4 days. 

So, we will wait to hear back the results from the PET scan.  The waiting is always the hardest part, but I think we should know something tomorrow. 

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