Tricia was admitted this evening, and has been pricked and poked non-stop since (I've counted over a dozen needles so far, and the IV team is currently sliding a very long one under the skin of her left arm two feet from me as I type this...her arms are already turning black and blue).
They're pretty certain that Tricia has an infection, probably in her lungs, which is a very bad thing. They've even mentioned the dreaded "ICU" once... As always, Tricia is feeling much better (mostly mentally/emotionally) now that she's at the hospital, and she seems to be much more her normal self, catching up with several the nurses on her favorite floor. But, everything has been moving very quickly as the doctors have labeled her as "very sick" (not sure yet if that's due to her medical history, or the current possible infection).
We're waiting to hear back about the x-ray and blood labs and cultures they've been taking. We should know something more within the next little while. Tricia's port has been accessed, and they're placing a peripheral IV as well...they'll start pumping her full of liquids, and then antibiotics as soon they determine the problem.
Tricia has a fever, hasn't eaten much over the past few days, is coughing up yellow mucus, and has extremely high blood sugar, all of which point toward an infection.
I'll post again tonight if we hear more.