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!!!