Showing posts from July, 2022

Cholangitis Flare - Sepsis Edition

  Hey there, Cody’s Fighters! It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had something update-worthy to relay in regard to Cody’s health, for which we are grateful! However, this past month has proven to be a challenge for Co as he’s had two hospital stays over the past three weeks. A few weeks ago, Co started feeling crummy and spiked a 104+ fever one night after work. We went to the ED and after a quick ICU stay for low blood pressure and sepsis, he was downgraded to IMCU for IV antibiotics and monitoring. It was determined that he had an infection in his blood that spilled over from an infection within the bile ducts. After a four-day stay, he was discharged home with a PICC line and IV antibiotics. He was doing well and feeling better until this past Tuesday when he spiked a 102+ fever. Back to the ED we went for further labs/cultures, imaging, and monitoring. His cultures came back negative, so the antibiotics did their job. However, his liver remains rather unhappy and he still feels pre

Three Years PostOp!!

    Three years since the big surgery and being considered cancer free! Forever grateful for our team at Mayo, Dr. Smoot, and Co’s sense of pure grit. Cheers to 3 years of remission and a lifetime of happy livers and Addie Kate snuggles!