Actually some good news to report. I am going home today. Probably sometime this afternoon, in fact. And I won't need a PICC line placed.
The doc from infectious diseases just left me. She informed me that there was only a single strain of gram negative bacteria that she wanted to treat. It can be handled with oral anti-biotics, specifically with Sulfa drugs, probably Bactrim or something from the same class.
That makes me very happy.
I will continue this as more happens, but things are indeed looking up.