|The view from room 1743, sunset on Sunday evening over the Texas Medical Center|
After 9 days and nights, I am OUT of the hospital!!! Yee Haw! Now if I can just stay out!! Actually I am in the outpatient clinic now, but that's a small inconvenience compared to being incarcerated. I think my overall health/recovery progressed while I was in the hospital, even while we fought the fever. I was admitted Saturday evening, the fever was subdued from Tuesday around 6 until Thursday around 4 in the afternoon, when it came back to around 100.3....that caused an extension through the weekend - fortunately that flash didn't last long and I was fever-free Fri, Sat, and Sun...ergo, my discharge Monday.
My blood counts were sort of in the doldrums when I checked in, but towards the end of my stay they began to recover. Today my white count was 4.6, without the help of nupagen - that's the highest it's been since the transplant. My hemoglobin was a strong 10.9 and my platelets jumped to 68,000 from 54,000. They have been going up for several days, after hitting a low of about 21,000.
All else is well, my parents will be here through tomorrow; Renee begins her "break" to Raleigh on Saturday and my sister Jill will be here Saturday.
Thanks be to God for the patience and peace He gave me while I was in the hospital and for the elimination of my fever - He answered many prayers - thanks so much for yours. Dan