Monday, March 10, 2008
The Hits Just Keep On Coming
Noah got back on the ward on Thursday and was doing very well. Then Friday came along and things fell apart... somehow, someway, Noah's brand new central line came out. No one knows quite what happened...I discovered it, but it had been well secured and hidden away from little hands so I really can't see how he could have pulled it out. It was very frustrating and I just felt sick about it. But whats done is done.
So that meant it was back to the OR yesterday for ANOTHER new line. This one was very difficult to put in and our surgeon thinks it's because Noah likely has another clot in his subclavian. He will need to have another ultrasound to confirm this. Noah spent yesterday night in PICU and is now back on the ward. Once again, thankfully, he looks no worse for wear. Poor little guy has to go through so much... it's just not fair and he just can't seem to catch a break these days. He now has to have someone watching him day AND all night until that line has a chance to heal and become more secure. He has no more spots to put lines in right now, so it is absolutely critical that he keeps this line. He has a sitter to stay awake in his room all night to watch his line so I feel like I've kind of been booted out and I am at home for the night. Not sure how long we will have to watch him this diligently as we certainly can't stay awake all night once Noah is home!
Good news... the nurses are not striking!