I've been home from the hospital since Friday night...yay! However, I did have an allergic reaction to one of the IV antibiotics while I was still in and my doctor stopped the vancomycin. I started breaking out in a rash on my face and leg. By Saturday, it was not getting any better. I was still infusing the Rocefin. Rash just kept spreading and on Sunday when the home health nurse was here, while I was infusing the Rocefin, I started getting redder and redder and felt like I was itching from the inside out! So, another trip to the ER...ugh! I was so afraid they were going to put me in again. Anyway, they discontinued the Rocefin and gave me steroids and a bunch of allergy meds and Valium (loopy time!). The itching started to subside and I saw my doctor yesterday. My leg is getting better...SLOWLY...but it looks like it's been through a mangler. Of course, she wanted to try me on a different IV antibiotic so off to Outpatient services at the hospital for more blood to be drawn and for infusion so they could monitor me for a reaction. Knock on wood...I haven't reacted. I infused another dose of the new one today myself and so far so good. *fingers crossed* It looks like I'll be staying here at mom's until my home health is discontinued which will be who knows when and who knows how much longer I'll be on the medicine. We'll see!
On a positive note, I now have internet here at mom's so I can blog and catch up a little bit. Plus, I have a writing job that I was supposed to start two weeks ago, but they have been very kind in waiting for me to get better. I do want to thank everyone for all the kind words. I really have needed all the encouragement I can get! Also, I wanted to let you all know that Jennifer at Reading with Tequila is hosting me this week on Getting Random with ???. Be sure to stop by and check it out...I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to Better World Books!
So glad to be back...and thanks again for all of your support. =O)