Monday, March 28, 2011

Waiting transfer #2...

Today came with a new plan and a surprise visitor. First the plan is to transfer to Texas Children's which is right up the road. I can see the tower out our window her at Memorial Hermann Hospital. As of 4:00 a.m. this morning it is becoming very hard to find any veins. The one she is getting her iv fluids and antibiotic is getting very temperamental. She screamed for 45 minutes about 1:20 a.m. and they had to disconnect. So they hooked back up same IV and slowed the rate to try to make it last until we get to Texas Children's. The main doctor who was off the weekend listened to attendings and residents and believe her medical condition would be better dealt with for surgery at the hospital where they know her and how to put her to sleep. They also know how hard her chest is to get a line in for the ideal placement. They have two early cultures that still show negative as of today. I guess potentially if todays comes back by tomorrow that would be considered the third negative culture. But since we are transferring they will have to come up with their own plan and it may mean 5 days, we will wait and see. I needed to learn patience and not control every situation and that is what I am trying to do.

Praying though that maybe Wednesday she may have central line placed into her chest. Then they (not me) will decide if we will stay in-patient at TCH or if we can return home to complete the course of IV antibiotics.

Now, for the really big news who surprised Annabel today..........


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know Annabel, and having you and Tara together will make her feel better. So sorry to hear that her veins are not cooperating. Edie

Janet said...

glad to see that smile. breaks my heart about the vein situation. and, no matter how hard we try, our human-ness just gets the best of us sometimes, don't you worry about being impatient or demanding. it is your right as her mother! we are now home, so i will be able to keep up better.

Patrice (Ann's Friend) said...

Just checking in on Annabel. I have been out of town and have not had my weekly report from Ann. She keeps several of Annabel's prayer warriors informed of her progress every week. Continued prayers

Kathy said...

Tara certainly perks right up with her Tara around! Team Annabel is more complete!!!

So sorry to hear of more vein issues. Great news of more negative cultures! Praying things go smoothly and medical team is given wisdom from heaven, and for that creative miracle. And peace for mama!

Love you girls!

Kathy said...

Duh. I meant, of course, that Annabel lights up when Tara is there.
But Tara pretty much lights up around Princess Annabel too. Two beautiful daughters. You are so blessed.