Ok seriously how many stinking bugs can one guy get??? Due to Gary's high temperatures they take blood cultures almost daily. Blood cultures need to be taken from two different sites (preferably each arm) on the patients body. To Gary that means two more pokes. The cultures from last night revealed another bug in the blood. So more antibiotics were added and the pic line was removed. So IV's are back, we hope that they will be longer lasting this time.
Temperature regulation remains a problem. It has been hanging out in the 103's. He is using a cooling blanket - picture a rubbery 10lb blanket resting on top of you- really great for breathing out of his pneumonia filled lungs.
Tomorrow at 9am our first donor gets the blood sucked out of him. We are anxious for it to get into Gary's body and work away. Pray for the neutrophil transfusions to go smoothly and the bugs to get out!!