After nearly a week of being on cipro, I still have symptoms of my infection. It's not very comfortable and when I spoke to my transplant doctor and pharmD, they both agreed that it was time for an IV antibiotic. I got a dose of amikacin which I'm really hoping takes care of things. My pharmD will be checking in with me tomorrow morning to see if my symptoms have gotten better. If not, then I'll have to go back in and get another dose of amikacin.
There is another theory making the rounds about why I still have symptoms. My doctor is starting to suspect that there may be a virus lurking underneath it all. It's a virus that everyone has that's not harmful to people with a healthy immune system. It's a new one for me and I'm hopeful that it's not causing me problems. New specimens were drawn and we'll know next week.