The problem that the doctors didn't like was that my new anti-rejection levels remain low despite a increase of the dosage. At the same, they are concerned that if they pump me full of the medication too fast then I'll have more seizures. It's a balancing act between getting the levels up to the appropriate amounts and making sure my body doesn't go into shock. They finally decided though that they can monitor everything as an outpatient so now I'll be going in for blood work three times a week to have my levels checked.
The other news upon discharge is that the wound care person thinks that I'll only need the vac machine and dressing for another week. Hurray! While the home machine is way more portable than the one I had in hospital, it would still be amazing to not be connected to anything anymore. It's really annoying to carry it around with me whenever I move around the apartment.
This doesn't mean that my wound has finished healing though. It's still fairly large, it is just becoming too shallow for the foam to fit in appropriately. This means there would be a risk that the foam could start irritating the healthy skin around the wound which would set back the healing process. So in a week I should be switched to a conventional dressing which will be way more convenient. I appreciate that the vac machine has super healing speed but it's super uncomfortable.
Isaiah and I have been celebrating my return by watching TV and generally doing as little as possible. I hope this time I can last longer than three days before being readmitted.
|The home vac machine that literally never leaves my side.|