Greetings to the whole Team Tyler Family,
Why beat around the bush? I’m just gonna come out and say it: I am feeling noticeably better today. My breathing has become easier, chest tightness seems to have decreased, and I’m actually coughing some of this nasty stuff out of my body! I’ve still got some pain around my right ribcage, and an acute pain on my side at the base of my ribs when I cough. My headaches seem to have calmed a bit, so that’s encouraging.
My White Cell Count has improved from an undetectable level of <;0.1 to 0.1. Although it may not seem like much, this is great news. It means my body is slowly beginning to produce infection fighting cells.
So basically we're playing the waiting game–waiting for the combination of antibiotics, anti-virals and my own (weakened but recovering) immune system to knock these bugs out of my body.
Next goal is to stop the fever. While my "fever curves" have been improving my body temperature still hasn't normalized–again, something which we would expect to see as my white count grows. The "bad news" if any, is that I'm battling three significant bugs at the same time, and it's just probably not going to be something that turns around completely overnight. Patience, then, is the lesson of they day, I suppose.
Leigh arrives this afternoon for a long weekend, so I'm excited to see her. Will keep you updated as the healing continues! Thank you for your ongoing thoughts and prayers–they give me and my family so much strength.
Lots of love,