Sunday, July 06, 2008

Back in Action!



It was a long night after 8 hours spent in the ER, but we are back at the hotel with a fixed central line! The hospitals down here use Bard lines, not Cook lines like Noah has, and only a 4.2 french Bard repair kit (rather than the 4 french that Noah has) could be found. So no one was holding out much hope that it could be repaired, and the plan was to admit him and place a new catheter in the morning over a guidewire. However, a trauma surgeon was there, who figured he'd try the Bard 4.2 kit and managed to repair our line! So by just after 3 am we were back at the hotel with a working line! Noah did end up getting a peripheral IV to give his IV antibiotics while waiting for the line repair, and blood drawn to make sure his white blood count was ok and showing no signs of infection. All is well and Noah had all the nurses wrapped around his little finger with his cuteness!


It was quite an adventure! I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry, it was just so unbelievable that it had actually happened, especially with such a new line. But, then, this is Noah we are talking about! A very frustrating way to spend a night of vacation, but we are SO thankful it was quickly repaired and Noah didn't get admitted. We just pray this line has no further issues at least until we get home. Our insurance company so far has been great, so hopefully once the hospital bills come to them, there will be no issues.


Today will be a rest day spent at the pool and checking out some of the shops around here. We are all pretty drained after yesterday. Tomorrow we will attempt Disneyland once again!
Oh...the valet parking at the ER here...wow, I could get used to that!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - that must have been scary! Praise God that this problem was fixed so quickly and without Noah being admitted! We will continue our prayers for protection over Noah and all of you, and we pray that the rest of your vacation goes smoothly.
Heather

Christie Tuttosi said...

Well, the traditional holiday hiccup is over...now you are good to go and enjoy the rest of your holiday!!! Prayers are protecting you all...

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus. MANY people were praying today. Things could have been so much worse, and once again, God has performed a miracle. praise his holy name..love mom I sure hope yo come home soon....

Kim said...

So thankful that everything turned out alright...I guess we should know by know that Noah comes with his own adventures planned (or not planned!). Enjoy the rest of the trip and we will pray for continued protection and health for all of you...and especially that central line.

Kim

Jamie said...

Wowsers - that WAS an adventure, but I'm glad to hear you're back on track! I'll be praying that things will be uneventful from here on in :)

Jamie said...

BTW - way to go guys for posting so much on your vacation. It's so great for the rest of us!