Sunday, August 21, 2011
Meet the teacher day...
I was wondering if any readers have central lines. Annabel has a double lumen central line and the small line with we give her TPN just ruptured tonight. This week we noticed a bubble in the small line. We had an appointment on Tuesday morning to see if they could just repair it without changing the entire central line. Obviously this was a weak area in the line as tonight when I was hooking up and knew to only gently flush, there was saline coming out onto her belly. Of course, it is always the weekend or nighttime for us. A two hour drive and probably waiting in ER all night. I called Texas Children and the GI doctor returned my call right away. We temporarily agreed to just clamp the small lumen and give her TPN in the large lumen. He just called and said Vascular Access Team still had not returned his call. So the plan is to call in the morning and see what they want us to do. We already have to be there Tuesday for a DMSA scan and I sure don't want to drive over two days in a row. Of course, if need be I will! So if any of you have experience with your line breaking and know of anything else we should do please let me know.
Also, there is a sweet little boy, I have never had the privilege of meeting, who passed away yesterday. Her was 6 years old with Trisomy 18. My heart breaks for his family and can't imagine the pain. He began loosing blood and they weren't sure why, then I heard something about appendix rupture...next thing he had passed. Another little might mouse named Caleb, 29 months old is very sick. He went in to have his adenoids removed so he could breathe better when he slept. He came out of surgery ok, but then had a heart attack within 3 hours. They desperately need prayers. His left side of his heart isn't working. It is early to know what may happen but praying for little signs of improvement.