@Grivusangel -- I'll go so far as to say anytime anyone has surgery of any kind, a white blood cell count should be done every day they're in the hospital. Imagine how many people would still be alive if doctors did that!
I have a friend who lives in the UK, and her dad had blood poisoning after a very simple procedure. She knew something was wrong, but the doctors were indifferent. Finally, some infection specialist happened to look in on him and was very alarmed at his symptoms. He ordered a white blood cell count, and it was sky high -- something like 30,000, which is dangerously high. He started her dad on antibiotics immediately. It was touch and go for a few days, but he made it. The specialist really crawled the other doctors and nurses about ignoring symptoms of blood poisoning.