I'm still here at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. My leg hasn't gotten better but it hasn't gotten worse either, which is great. I assume that after the leg ultrasound it was determined that I do not also have a deep vein thrombosis because no one ran into my room with a fistfull of blood thinners.
The blood cultures they took in Kotzebue haven't come back yet so they do not know for certain that it is MRSA, but that is a definate possibility so that is how they are treating it. I am now going from 2 doses of Vancomycin a day to three. My IV went bad and I had to get another one. That's my fourth IV in four days, not to mention all the other pokes for blood draws. That means I am running out of usable veins so there is talk of inserting a PICC line to make administering antibiotics and drawing blood easier. They will see if my leg has improved tomorrow and then decide what to do.
So I still have no idea how long I will be here, and I am still not supposed to get up and walk around. All the doctors, nurses and PCT's here have been great but it is very, very BORING! I sit here and watch tv, fiddle around on the internet, take naps, stare off into space, watch some more tv. What I really need is a good book.