Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It’s in…

P2227776

Lucy’s new temporary line is in her neck, her right subclavian to be exact.  The entire procedure went smoothly, anesthesia was able to administer some Propofol to her bedside before taking her back which made the transition from mommy to the operating room very smooth.  I love that the staff here try to make things smooth and easy. 

While Lucy was in the OR Drew and I went to the cafeteria to have lunch, it felt like time went by ever… so…slowly.  I believe that every few minutes either he or I would look up to see what time it was.  After about an hour, we decided to go back up and wait for our girly.  While on our way upstairs the power in the entire hospital went out, not just once but three times.  When your little one is in the OR and the power goes out, that just adds more stress to an already stressful situation.   Of course the OR is backed up with generators.

Once Lucy was in recovery and woke up lets just say she woke up on the wrong side of the bed, she was thrashing all over the place.  It felt like we were playing a game of keep away for a while, she would go one way and I would try and catch her and then she would go another.  She was in pain and kept trying to pull her new line out of her neck.  She was given several doses of morphine which eventually settled her, and after some time we came back to our room.  Daddy beat us upstairs, as he had a difficult time seeing his girly in pain with a line coming out of her neck, he needed to lie down.  Lucy had some issues with nausea and vomiting this afternoon, but once she fell asleep, things settled, and she woke up from her nap feeling much better.

Tomorrow Lucy is scheduled to have a new GJ-tube placed, not because this one is out of position but because we are afraid that the bacteria could be stuck to the tube and we don’t want to take any chances with reinfection.  We started Lucy on oral vancomycin to treat the c-diff, oral nystatin to treat the yeast that is growing in her bowels, and IV ampicillin to treat the bacteria that grew in her line.  Her white bile is back, and we are going to send that off for culture just to see what is in it. 

I think that’s all that has happened around here today… that’s enough for one day, don’t you think.

2 comments:

mmarlett said...

Glad Lucy is resting and hope you all are too.

Helen A said...

Nicole
Glad the surgery went well, can't imagine waiting and having the electricity go out. The iv does look uncomfortable, poor Lucy! Give her a big hug from me. Hope all of you had a good rest last night.
Helen