This afternoon John was moved to a regular medical floor. He was in ICU as a normal precaution because he had just been released from the hospital a few weeks ago. All his tests have come back negative. It could have been just a little bug he picked up, like the kind everyone else is getting... a 24 hour virus or something.
Because he has this lesion on his neck (remember when they wouldn't start the chemo because of the rash on his neck? That was more than a month ago!!) Anyway, it was a type of herpes, shingles to be exact and it's a common "side effect" of chemo. Anyway, to be on the safe side, until the dermatologist sees it, they put John in isolation. That's fine with him! It means he gets a private room! He's been on Acyclovir (an anti-fungal antibiotic) since August 14, except for 3 days when his course ran out. Now he's getting it via IV.
I called his oncologist yesterday and told her what was going on. She felt as long as he was comfortable where he was, there was no reason to transfer him to HUP. If anything turned up bad, she wanted him at HUP, but since everything is coming back negative, he's fine where he is. She just wants copies of his records.
The nice thing is, the hospital is 20 minutes from John's apartment. I do stay there at times if I don't feel like driving all the way back to Pottstown. The down side is, if I have to work the next day, I have to get up and drive an hour to Pottstown!
So that's where everything stands now. Boy, I sure will be glad when we can get back to our boring normal life!
The only real regret I had was John and I weren't able to participate in his area's Light The Night Walk. We were looking forward to it so much! Darn!!
PSST!!!! I left a clue in the comment section of the Riddle! Look! It's right below this post!