I spoke to someone from the vet's office yesterday and they informed me that Akiko is over her coccidia infestation. The bad news is that she hasn't cleared the fluke infestation. We thought that one was under control. So all of those nasty trematodes are the reason for her diarrhea. My transplant doctor wants her to remain out of the house until she clears the infection. She's being boarded at the vet's office and I get updates on her once a day.
Etsuko is the happiest that I've seen her in weeks. So much for my theory that she needed a playmate.
I'm still doing fine and driving Chris crazy with a fluctuating temperature. Since the last transplant, my temperature has stayed firmly in the 97.2-98.0 range. Last night it got up to 98.9 and this afternoon it was 98.5. I know that it's fairly normal for my temperature to be in the low range and that other transplant patients have reported low temperatures. The only problem is how do you know when you're actually running a fever? I feel fine and have no symptoms of anything. I wonder if this has something to do with the increased dosage of prograf.