Blood cultures revealed a fungal infection in Greg’s blood, and on the tubing of the central line they removed. It’s a systemic yeast infection. They started him on antifungal med today. This is certainly a very serious situation, and am hoping and praying they caught it in time, that it responds to the medicine, and that we will see rapid improvement. It could be the cause of his respiratory distress, fever, and a few other symptoms he has experienced.
Being on the steroids, as well as strong, broad spectrum antibiotics for extended time period would have made him susceptible to this, as well as having a central line, and catheter, and being in ICU for as long as he was. Any could be the culprit.