On Tuesday, they found the source of Lut's infection: it was in the trifusion line. So on Wednesday, they pulled the original trifusion line out. On Friday, they put a new one in. He hasn't had a fever since Wednesday, so that's good. He does have c. diff., a fungal infection that causes diarrhea, which he probably got while at the hospital.
They are still hoping to collect stem cells from him, although if I recall correctly, that hope ends on Wednesday if they haven't collected yet. I am not sure if there are any other methods of stem cell collection left to try, or if it will make sense to keep trying if this attempt fails. If he does make enough stem cells to collect, they will discharge him from the hospital and then have him come back for 6-7 hours per day for three days to do the collection. This is because insurance will not cover stem collection as an in-patient procedure. I guess insurance is of the opinion that if you are not well enough to be out of the hospital, you aren't well enough to donate stem cells either.
Lord, it would be nice if this worked.
Anyway, Lut is still at the hospital for now, and unless collection proceeds, doesn't seem likely he'll be out soon. v_v
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