Hospital Update – May 14

Tests have come back and Daniel has an infection in his bloodstream. This particular type is commonly caused by an infection in the port. Due to this they want to remove his port.

Currently his platelets are too low for surgery. They are having trouble getting them higher due to the MDS. The round of chemo should be kicking in around now and will help. The plan for now is to continue with IV antibiotics and platelets. Medication to manage his pain and nausea. Once his platelets are at an acceptable level they will remove the port. They will re-evaluate later regarding a new port.

The medical team is great! They are taking great care of him and keeping him comfortable so he can rest as much as possible.