Day 3: Waiting for skin to return to normal

We’re just waiting for Jenny’s skin color on her left side to return to normal.

Today was pretty simple. The only drama was with the ultrasound of the infected area.

Jenny’s white blood cell count is back within normal range. And she felt pretty good for the bulk of the day.

But the redness on her skin has grown, which is a ‘clinical sign’ of infection. (The quotes around ‘clinical sign’ come from Katie, Dr. Kronowitz’s PA.)

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Day 2: Waiting, getting a PICC line … and more waiting

Today is a little better than the day before. That’s pretty much the goal with these stays in the hospital. We found that out when we were here in 2012.

Jenny has had more energy today. She even got up and showered. And she got out her computer and did some Christmas shopping.

But she’s also felt worn out and nauseous at other times. They are pumping her with lots of medicine. She’s not taking Hydrocodone, though. She hates that stuff, so they’re giving her Ibuprofin to manage the pain that she still has.

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Ultrasound results: Good news!

We made our way down to Houston (taking a whole new route through Waco, I might add) yesterday. We started the morning off early at MD Anderson by getting an ultrasound on the infamous lump.

Ultrasound showed that I have a mixture of fat and scar tissue that are forming the big lump. According to the doctor, “We are comfortable with the look and have no concerns.”

Music to our ears.

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