After getting his IV last night. He had to get a new one this afternoon as the first one slipped out during his bath.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Raul was admitted to the hospital yesterday. He had been having high fevers since Friday, so his doctor had us come in to the ER. We believe he has some skin infections, but luckily not a blood infection. His labs also indicated that it was time for another blood transfusion, so that should be happening tonight. However, now he has another fever, so we have had to put the transfusion on hold. Hopefully it will either happen later tonight, or in the morning. Since he does still have a fever 24 hours after starting two antibiotics, the doctors are talking again to Infectious Disease about if there are any other medications they should add for him. We have also been addressing his pain, which has increased recently. He is on a new pain medicine, and we are working up to a dose that will make him more comfortable.