Bad news: it's been 3 days, and nothing has grown from the cultures on his port. Translation: it probably was not infected and was not the problem. Further translation: it was removed for nothing, and we're still not entirely sure why the infection reoccurred.
All we can do for now is try to go back to our normal lives and hope that this round of antibiotics knocks it out for good.
Some of you might ask, "Why don't you go back to Mayo?" Well, right now, there's nothing that they could do. The infection is gone. The repeat blood cultures showed that the antibiotics are knocking it out. We may send medical records up, but until symptoms flare up again, there's nothing to prove.
Also, as much as I'd love to squeeze as much medical stuff in before the end of the year, I don't know that Joey and I can handle a Minnesota trip at this very moment in time.
So restart the clock. Hopefully, he stays hospital-free for more than a month.