Monday, April 02, 2007

positive for bacteria

I met and spoke to Dr. van Besien this afternoon about the preliminary results of the blood tests that were run at the hospital following my ER visit this weekend. He told me that it (I'm not sure if it's the blood sample taken from my catheter or my vein) came back positive for what seems to be some kind of a skin bacterium. Additional blood cultures were taken at the hospital today. The results of these latest tests should be back in 1-2 days. If they're positive, I'll most likely receive IV antibiotics. If the sample from the catheter proves positive, he may want to replace the catheter. Hopefully, that won't happen.

Overall, I feel much better today. My energy level is good but I was still bothered by light, hangover-like headaches today and during my afternoon class.


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