That's how long I made it before being summoned back to the hospital. I had a wonderful Saturday; I had a long soak in the tub (well, I couldn't really soak due to my vac dressing but my legs got a much needed soak and scrub), we opened our stockings (Merry Jan-Christmas!), organized my medication, and were just sitting down to enjoy some homemade pizza when my phone rang with a Ontario number.
I knew immediately it was the hospital and had been hoping all day that I wouldn't hear from them. The doctor confirmed that both of my Thursday and Friday blood cultures show I have an infection and that I need more antibiotics, and could I please be here 10 minutes ago. We ended up scarfing down our pizza and heading off to the emerg department. Apparently, I couldn't make it one day without having someone jab a needle into me.
The good news is that they are trying hard to not re-admit me and instead I get to use the ER as an outpatient unit. I had a dose of antibiotic last night and am returning this evening for another dose. On Monday, they will do a echocardiogram, more blood work, and I hope come up with a better plan than "visit the emerg
department every night to get one IV." Although spending every evening on a stretcher in the hallway is still better than being readmitted.