Fever again this morning: 102.5 deg F. Still investigating. The most likely culprit is an infection in my port (potentially caused by non-sterile procedures in accessing said port). We're still waiting on lab results, but in the meantime they've taken me off IV nutrition and are running my IV fluids and pain meds into a regular IV in my hand.
They're running a prophylactic course of antibiotics through the port itself. If it turns out to be infected, it will have to be removed immediately since it feeds directly to my heart. Then I'd get a new central line called a PICC line for the remainder of my stay here. Fun, fun, fun.
Dr. Sugarbaker came today to share the pathology results. More details later, but the synopsis is that the results were great, better than we ever could have imagined.
Finally, I'm without my cell phone now so I don't have my contact files and don't have any opf your phone numbers. If you want to call us instead, the direct line to our room is 202-877-4920. If it's after 10:30 (we're usually up till about 11:30), you can call the nurse station at 202-877-3291 and ask for Room 2NW20.