Sometimes life doesn't go according to plan. Sometimes you find yourself on a road you never imagined you'd travel. Sometimes it can scare the pants off you. This is the story of how our little family came to be, continues to grow and how we (attempt to) manage the chaos.
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.
Who do you think won this race??
Always the best big brother!
Full tummy - time for some snuggles
Hmmm...how come he always thinks of alternative uses for toys? Looks pretty safe, doesn't it?