The cultures on her blood work came back at 1:00 in the morning and the Resident told me that her cultures tested positive for bacteria growth. She had some pretty high fevers in the night 103.8 F (39.9 C). Erin and I slept together in her bed and her body was so toasty hot. She kept me warm, while she laid there with just a sheet on her bottom half. I kept a wet rag on her forehead for part of the night and that seemed to help her cool down a bit. She had an allergic reaction to the Vancomycin (antibiotic) and she developed the Red Man's Syndrome where her head and face get really red and irritated. She also broke out into hives on her arms and legs. She's pretty much over the Red Man's (I know, it is a really weird name) and the hives come and go. Overall, she is doing well this morning.
Dr. Barnett just came in to check on Erin. Her fever is down to around 100 F. The bacteria is in her blood stream and may or may not be growing in her central line. We hope that it doesn't start growing in her line.