Sep 11, 2008
New Central Line
Thank goodness our beloved aunt Nat took that last picture of her long hair because the nurses shaved off the front and sides of her hair last night. If you understand about moms and their daughters hair, then you understand the ramifications. This was a crushing blow for her to say the least, as she spent the better part of the day crying. It appears that last night Mia's central line (that is used to administer life stabilizing drugs, and whatever else is needed to be introduced into her bloodstream) was compromised due to what they thought was clotting, but upon removal there was no obvious reason for it failing. The good news is that it is out and the new one is in. Her head was shaved in front in order to try and get an iv into her forehead since all efforts for a peripheral line failed, as usual. In the end all the shaving and poking on her head was for naught. They did get a line in the arm during the night, but took it out in the morning because the central line in her chest started working again. This time they ran the new line right into her heart, and it has two heads which allows for better results as far as longevity and flow. Mia actually had to have a more temporary central line put in her groin area so that she could bounce back while they were installing the more permanent line in her heart. Thank goodness my Mom and Sister Anne were here when they wheeled her off to surgery. That is a really tough moment each time. I rushed up to the the hospital to be with Mia when she came out of surgery. Mimi went to the temple with a good friend in order to pray and regroup. Thank you for the prayers. I love all the stories of everyone's kids who pray continually for Mia's heart. I am amazed at how they are concerned at such a young age. Cute. Mia has been out of surgery for an hour and half now and she is looking really good. They had a little scare when too much fluid plugged her breathing tube. Every time I see the doctors and nurses pile into the room for a coded, but obvious emergency, it is like my chest is being sat on by a large elephant. Mimi is so much tougher than I.
Posted crazily by John Boy at 9:29 PM