Unfortunately, this is still Karen reporting on behalf of Marc. Marc's fever is down after he started a course of Cipro (antibiotic). Since nothing is ever simple with Marc, the Cipro is giving him very uncomfortable side effects, mostly causing a racing heartbeat and making him feel very woozy. Overall, he's feeling better since the fever is down, and he's supposed to speak to his doctor tomorrow about switching antibiotics.
Testing has shown that it isn't the use of Methotrexate that made Marc sick. It could be a reaction to the spinal tap, but for now is being classified as a fever of unknown origin, just like in July. Although the doctors don't see a link, Marc and I think its very unusual to have two such episodes so close together. There was no Methotrexate in July and Marc has previously done at least 5 other treatments with the drug with no negative side effects.
Marc is worried that he has the disease that turns people into zombies and he has made me promise to shoot him in the head if he suddenly leaps out of bed intent on eating my brain. Since we don't have a gun, he is also instructing me to apply for the license NY requires to get one. He suggests contacting a relative outside NY to acquire one on the QT. One of us is related to a former mobster (fodder for a future blog post).