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August 23, 2006, Day 13


Last night was a busy night for Ted. It started at around 8pm, his temperature was 38.5 and the blood pressure was 90/65. Then when we were getting ready to go down to Radiology for the ordered CT Scan, while he was sitting on the wheelchair he complained of being dizzy, so the nurse told him to close his eyes, but then he just started rolling his eyes and I know he is going to past out. So I told the nurse this is not going to work and she better get his blood pressure again. Then he did it again this time they called the nursing supervisor for help. So we tried to wake him up and when he did he started asking everybody to "quit yelling at me". Also asking who are the other people in the room. Then he said "I am fine, let's go". But everybody said NO. Then we made him go back to bed and told one of the nurse that he just want attention. Oh well. His blood pressure was 68/35 that got everybody's attention again. He got a visit from one of the in-house physicians who did an assessment of what was going on. He ordered blood work , maximum infusion of saline and blood pressure checks every half hour. Oh well we are on for a long night. The amount of saline they infused diluted his hemoglobin so much that his heart started racing so they ordered 2 units of blood and a unit of platelets. As the night wore on as his blood pressure went up so did his temperature. When the fevers broke his blood pressure would dropped this continued thru the night. At around 4 am the first unit of blood was started. This helped stabilized his blood pressure. After breakfast he finally got the CT Scan. They fever cycle continued throughout the day. He also got a skin biopsy on the rash.

On the medical front - They will change some of his antibiotics and Voriconazole was mentioned. One of his favorite from his first transplant, because of the cinematic visual side effects of the medicine.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
RBC 4.3 2.12 2.40 2.37 2.10
HGB 13.9 7.6 8.4 8.5 7.4
PLT 130 28 16 20 11

Have a great day everybody!

Menchie and Ted

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