Surprise surgery this afternoon.
Naaman had to have his port removed and is using two IVs (one in each hand) for now.
Naaman’s infection turned out to be a staph infection (MSSA) which he’s had quite recently before. Unfortunately the infection lingered in his port which can happen sometimes with those super bug-type infections, even when all blood cultures show it’s gone.
Once we are certain the infection is truly gone and he is otherwise ready, he will probably get a new port, since he still has so much treatment left to go.
That being said, he’s not coming home for a while. We are supremely disappointed, since these few weeks were supposed to be his downtime before CAR-T infusion. Please keep praying for healing from the infection, A.L.L., and some time home again.