Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Surgery and pictures

"Goodbye" central line - we will miss you...NOT!

Surgery number 17 (I think) is underway.  I'm so grateful M was healthy enough to go in today.  I did not want to postpone yet again.  When her surgeon popped in to chat, he mentioned that IF he goes in and finds that everything looks perfect and beautiful, she will likely be able to head right home this evening.  THAT would be incredible!  Her central line is also scheduled to be removed while she's in the OR.  She's had it for over 9 months and other than one surgery and one blood draw, it's not been used since April.  We flush it every night and change the dressing every three days, and it's not THAT big of a deal; but, it's one more potential source of infection and one more thing to keep track of.  I'm nervous, yet happy to see it go.

Here's a few pictures from the past several weeks just for fun.
Finger coils

Who do you think won this race??

Always the best big brother!
Full tummy - time for some snuggles come he always thinks of alternative uses for toys?  Looks pretty safe, doesn't it?

1 comment:

China Dreams said...

Good luck. Would be great to have that nightly routine gone, I'm sure.