Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Leak

I was awakened at 3:00 this morning by a wet bed. It's not what you think. I wish it was.

Kara's PICC line has a crack. This is the line that she gets all of her IV nutrition through. A crack is not good. TPN leaking on the bed is not good. It smells.

This has happened a couple of times before, and she has been able to get it replaced each time. We don't anticipate any problems getting it replaced this time either, with the possible exception of scheduling. Being a Thursday, we are praying she can get in before the weekend.

I'll most likely go with her when she has it replaced. The girls are OK with this - they have a list of people they like to stay with.

I'll post more when there is more to post.

UPDATE: It is likely we will be able to get in this afternoon. More as this story develops.

UPDATE 2: The doctor will work us in this afternoon. I need to be there at 1:00. Kara's visiting teacher will have the girls this afternoon. They will either go to a t-ball game or watch thunderstorms through the window.

UPDATE 3: The operation was a success - the easiest PICC line changing to date. There will be no details at 11. I'll be asleep. The full story will have to wait for tomorrow.

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