Wednesday, May 13, 2009
We are home, with a fixed line! Thank you all for your prayers...things could not have gone more smoothly. Noah got his line caught around the kitchen island yesterday, pulled too hard and suddenly his line was in two pieces. We had a fantastic doctor in the ER, (and thankfully we had a repair kit at home that I brought along), who managed to fix his line and have us in and out of the ER in 4 hours!! This could have turned out very badly, if we hadn't been able to save the line...the surgeon on call was already getting very worried about access. We all know just how precious this line is. There were some very tense moments, and I think we all said a few prayers. But after the repair was done, the line flushed beautifully. We cannot use his line for 24 hours now as we have to let the glue dry. So we had to have a peripheral IV put in to run fluids overnight. Thanks to the advice of Doris, I was able to convince them to let us go home with the IV in and run fluids at home. With the bed crunch at the hospital and the amount of bugs floating around, they were more than happy to let us out of there. Tonight I can start using his line again and take out his IV...and as long as it works well, this will just be a little speedbump in our week.