Today is 3 weeks since my surgery. Everything was moving along so well and then I hit a snag. Last Wednesday I developed a fever. Within hours it was quite high at 105F or 40.5C. I went to the emergency room at the hospital and was given IV antibiotics and sent home. The nurse came to the apartment on Thursday and brought a pump for the aministration of more IV antibiotics. On Friday I went back to the hospital for my appointment at the Plastic's Clinic and the doctor took one look at me and told me I was being admitted. That was last Friday. I'm still here but I think things are finally on the upswing. On Wednesday the doctor inserted a drain to help get rid of the fluids my body produced after the surgery. It hurt like a mofo and I screeched like a banchee but I survived. They also started me on another very powerful antibiotic and it seems to be working. They stopped the first antibiotic today so hopefully everything is under control.
It's a long weekend here in Ontario so when I'll go home is questionable. I'm hoping for Monday but miracles can happen.
I have been difficult at times here at Scarborough General Hospital but the nurses have been wonderful and from the time of my surgery to today I have received excellent care. I just am getting impatient at this point and really can't wait to go home.
More to follow as time and health allows. The post today is possible because I'm feeling a lot better and hubby brought me my iPad so I'm posting from that.