I ended up needing 50 mg of demerol to control the chills I got this afternoon, but I never ran a fever, so that's a praise. It did its job of knocking my counts down.
White count - 0.0
Platelets - 6
Hematocrit - 19%
Hemoglobin - 6.9
As a result, I'll be getting two units of red cells and a unit of platelets tonight. I was warned that it could cause a huge drop in my blood counts, and it sure looks like that's what happened. In the meantime I've been feeling o.k. since my demerol nap this afternoon and I'm anxious to get the much needed blood boost.
We heard back on the CMV test and it was negative. All of the cultures on my central line also came back negative, so it looks like they are going to be able to leave it in. I've been on antibiotics to help clear up the skin and they appear to be working as it looks a ton better than it did when I came in over a week ago. Saving the line is a huge praise -- I definitely didn't want to go through a third placement.
Thanks so much for your prayers.