Phil told me he had bad news and good news. The bad news was that he was going to be at the hospital an extra night. They want to give him a good dose of that antibiotics. If that means he comes out better, that’s fine. He’ll be arriving home sometime tomorrow afternoon.
There’s a lot of better news on the horizon. First, both the picc line and the temporary catheter are coming out before he leaves. This means he may be able to enjoy a few showers before another catheter is put in on Monday. The second bit of good news is where the catheter is going. Phil understood that the catheter will not be going in the thigh as I thought. He says he’s going to make sure of that! This means he can bathe etc. Finally, the doctors found an antibiotic which will be effective on this bug while given only three times a week. This means that when he gets dialysis, he’ll be infused with this drug as well. So he’ll still get the graft on the 15th, or at least that’s the plan for now. We just have to pray this drug keeps the infection at bay while he wears this catheter for a few weeks.