Monday, September 29, 2008

More Bugs...

Last night was a very long night. We fund out that the new femoral line is now positive for bacteria -- yuck! I'm not sure what this means as far as placing a new line. Gavin's femoral line began leaking at the site and it was found that the one port in cracked somewhere up inside his body -- so we are down to one lumen, which is difficult considering the amount of meds and fluid he is on. This morning we are noticing that the dressing is wet again -- maybe the other port now. I hope not. Neither are drawing blood at this point. I am hoping we get a new line today, but I really doubt they will place a new central line, we'll see.

Madison left her "blankie" here at the hospital last night so needless to say she was up all night with Adam and now at 6:30am she is still awake and running all over the room -- lovely.


Another day, here we come...

8 comments:

Reagan Leigh said...

I'm so sorry!! We had high hopes for that line! Continued prayers for the perfect placement of a new line and a trip out of the hospital and back home for all of you! Load up on that coffee...sounds like you could use it!

Beth said...

Lord,
Please give this family strength!
beth in colorado

Shari said...

Oh my goodness! Gavvy and you guys can't catch a break. I am praying hard!

Heather said...

Darn it .... prayers for answers,guidance,strength and healing.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow. This isn't the news I expected today! I'm so sorry...about the lines, about the exhaustion, about the blankie...I hope things turn around for your little superhero.
xoxo
kate & gavin

Shari said...

Karen: We are switching internet providers and I don't think I will have actual service in the house until the week of the 15th. I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying each and will check in as much as I can at the library. Love you!

Wendy Tobias said...

Sorry to hear the latest news. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping tonight will bring much needed rest for all.

Julie said...

Dear Lord,

Please lift this darling boy and his loving family up in your love and compassion. Please bring them your brillian grace and hold them in your strong, peaceful embrace. Allow them peace, love, relief and an end to their trials.

In your Son's name I pray, Amen

Hello Karen, I've been following your family's story for some weeks now and have always offered up my prayers. Now I wanted to offer you my ((((((hugs))))) and support.

With a loving heart,
Julie in Northern CA.