My mom is currently in the hospital being treated for an infection near her vocal chords. She is being treated with IV antibiotics and is slowly getting better, but is still in ICU (in case her swollen throat closes up & she can't breathe). She has a fever that goes up (not as high as 103, when she was admitted) & down & her blood cell count it back to normal, but she may still be in the hospital for a while fighting this thing. Doctors don't know why she is not reacting better to antibiotics. This infection is normally found in children & antibiotics normally clear it up in 4 days. She has been in the hospital in ICU for 6 days now. Her immunity may be lower due to radiation she had 3 years ago when she had breast cancer treatments, but that is just a guess.
Anyone heard of something like this before?
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