In the last few months my health unfortunately took a turn for the worse. In my last post my counts were good and I was sure I was done with MDS and would be healthy all year. Things change quickly and the Lord has plans that aren't our plans.
In the end of February I had labwork done and it was determined that the MDS was back. At that time my local oncologist wanted to speak with a specialist I had visited with in June of 2012 to see what type of treatment was recommended. It took a month for him to finally get ahold of the specialist and by this time we were into late March and looking at dates to start treatment. We were supposed to start on April 15th - see, there are worse things than tax day! LOL -, but the weekend before I ran high temps all weekend, so when I went in on that Monday to see the Dr before I started back on the chemo he prescribed me some antibiotics and said we would start on Wednesday.
I went in on Wednesday and still had a low temp, but they went ahead and started the treatment. That night I ran a very high temp and was up most of the night. I finally called my dr around 6:30am to let him know what was up and he told me to go to the ER. They admitted me that day, 4/18, and I stayed through 4/24. In the time I was there I had constant high temps and they couldn't find the source. I also had a lot of visitors, even a friend, April, that came from Biloxi and stayed the weekend with me. So the time passed quickly and I am very grateful for each and every person that came by!
Like I said, they never really nailed down if there was an infection and if so where while I was there. I've had a new port for about a year and it has always given me many problems. In the hospital they determined that there was a kink in it and wondered if that may be the source of the infection, so they planned to remove it.
On Wednesday, the 24th, the gave me platelets that morning, took me down to remove the port then discharged me that day, still not knowing where the infection was or if it was, or really any answers at all.