Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hotel Strong

Good Morning....this comes from our favorite "vacation" spot, Hotel Strong. :(

Last night when I went to de-access Tyler's medi-port, I noticed that the skin around the dressing looked red. Sometimes this happens from the tape so I didn't really think too much of it. Then I took the needle out. It instantly gushed nasty, greenish/yellow pus. Not good. I realized right away that his port was probably infected and given his MRSA history, I didn't want to take any chances. I called the hem/onc answering service and Dr. Norman called back right away. She had me bring him into the ED and from there he was admitted. They took him into surgery about an hour ago to remove the medi-port. For now they are not going to replace it. They want to make sure the infection is gone first.

No idea how long he'll have to be here. I'm guessing it may be awhile considering the fact that without the medi-port, I really can't do IV antibiotics at home. I guess we'll just wait and see.

I'm just praying we caught it early enough that it hasn't spread throughout his system. His blood counts looked pretty good, considering, and he wasn't really running a fever.

That's pretty much what I know for now. I'll update again as I know more. Thanks for the love and prayers!


amy flege said...

oh no!! praying it doesnt get any worse!!!!

Jan J. said...

Aw, poor Tyler. Sorry about yet another trip to the hospital. I guess you know everyone on a first-name basis by now! Praying the infection is local!

Emily Gardner said...

): Hope it clears up quickly without any complications!