News, updates, and happenings with the Kragnes family: Phil, our Seeing Eye Dogs, and (me) Rebecca.

Fever broke but low spirits

On Monday, the doctors definitely found the bug in the catheter, so that came out. Yesterday the fever broke. Still the doctors wanted Phil to wait one more day for dialysis to assure that the infection is completely gone and won’t spread. Dialysis will happen today, which means inserting a new port somewhere somehow. He’s unhappy, because he can’t eat, and he can’t eat because he’s going to be sedated. This says to me that they are probably going to place a catheter in his thigh for three weeks, until the graft surgery on the 15th. Because it’s going in the thigh, keeping clean may be a challenge. No more bathing, because that will get it wet, and the same for showering. People put plastic over catheters, but with the amount of hair he has, pulling that off each time would be excruciating. He hasn’t said any of this to me, but it’s reflected in his bad mood. Holding the phone is still not comfortable, so calls are more work than he wants right now. These next three weeks are going to be a challenge! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.


Comments on: "Fever broke but low spirits" (3)

  1. Penny Reeder said:

    Rebecca, I will be thinking and praying for you and Phil and hoping for good outcomes. I am so sorry you guys have to go through all of this and hope that, after this latest ordeal is over, you get a break! Penny

  2. Jeanie Vejil said:

    Bless his heart Rebecca, and I’m sure this is no picnic for you either. I’m sending this to a good friend of mine who will pray for him too. She’s a very nice lady.

    Jeanie and Trudy

  3. He can shave his leg. Hope you are doing ok.

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