So here we are in the PICU. Private room with ante room for airborn germ protection. I heard all these bad things about this place last winter, but it must have been over crowded then, because aside from the beepers going off on numerous machines, and happy chatter amongst the staff, this is a very good place to be. Nurse to patient ratio: 1:1, almost without exception. Three tiers of doctors: Residents, Fellows and Attending physicians, all very attentive and smart. Aside from everyone dashing out for the code blue in the surgical unit last night, things have been pretty calm around here. Those always get ya at least just a little.
So, the update you were wanting...is good. Fever is keeping relatively low, the blood pressure medicine was stopped and Brian is keeping it up pretty well on his own. Not as high as they would like though so he'll be another night here, just to be safe. Then back to his room in the ICS (Immuno Compromised Services unit). I'm good with that. The pain from his mouth sores down his throat is getting ever so slightly better, Brian thinks maybe partly on it's own and partly from the Oxycodone. Maybe these are signs his counts are going to come up soon. He's resting very well, and texting on his phone now and then. I'm feeling relieved and blessed. Thanks for all the thoughtful prayers!