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August 19, 2006, Day 09


My firewall blocked this, I think yesterday, so I am resending it. I apologize if you are getting it the second time.

Well, today was a pretty strange day. I was feverish most of the night, and the Vancomycin is hard to take. I felt weak and tired most of the day. By the end of the day, though, I had more energy, and actually felt like eating. I have been developing a rash that is starting to get pretty itchy. They think I have a viral infection on my lips, which is very painful. They cultured it today so they should be able to start treating it soon.

They gave me some gel Lidocane to swish around in my mouth. My mouth was numb for a couple of hours. I think dentists should use that.

I had a platelet transfusion today.

On the medical front - When they put me on Vancomycin, they took me off Levaquin yesterday. Today, they added re-Levaquin, Acyclovir, and Rocephin to my cocktail of antibiotics.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
RBC 4.3 2.7 2.53 2.39 2.44
HGB 13.9 9.4 8.9 8.6 8.9
PLT 130 11 29 17 9

Hope your weekend is going well!


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