Thursday, March 19, 2009

Well.......crap. : (

So my back hurt all night long. I asked for (and was given) a copy of my labs this morning and there are a couple of numbers outta whack.

My white blood count is still at around 23.5, which is high but not unexpectedly so. The red counts are all low, again not unexpected. The real bummer is that the C-Reactive Protein (a measure of inflammation and infection) had been plummeting nicely and instead of continuing to fall, it's reversed directions on us. Normal is around 8-12; mine had been as high as 260 upon admission to hospital; was at 12 yesterday but today it's more like 30. PLUS I've got a bit of a fever.

I hope the pain in my back isn't an infection at the surgical site.

More to come as it arrives.




  1. Well *#*! from our experience, these kinds of bumps along the road and setbacks are often the norm. Jon had a bad infection at one point too, and I had to learn to give him IV antibiotics at home for 2 weeks. I know it is hard to do, but try not to worry about what you don't know yet. You sound like you are a strong man to push on with this back pain, and I hope it starts to mend and relieve the pain SOON!!! I am sending you as much positive energy as possible and continue praying. You WILL get past this!

  2. Hi Nick,
    We are so inspired by your stength and resolve to get through this. You will get past it and we are here to support you all the way. Take care, dear friend, and know you and Jill are always in our thoughts and prayers! Much love, Julie & Mike