Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I made a mistake. The catheter that will be removed tomorrow will not be replaced immediately. The radiology department of the hospital called about 30 minutes ago. I was told that it would be unwise to replace the infected catheter with a new one so soon when bacteria is still present in my blood stream, because then the bacteria would begin to infect the new catheter. I'd then be in the same predicament. Consequently, I'll be put on an oral antibiotic treatment most likely and then, once its determined that my blood is bacteria-free, a new catheter will be inserted.


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