Our surgeon was running behind today,
Lucy waited patiently for him,
and then fell asleep.
Lucy is the proud owner (whether she likes it our not) of a brand spanking new 7fr double lumen central venous catheter placed in her left subclavain vein. In other words, she has a brand new line coming out of the left upper quadrant of her chest with two points of access. Our surgeon, whom by the way we love, love, love, reluctantly took out, in his opinion, the perfectly placed PICC line. Perfectly placed if you don't ever want to wear pants, that's what I told him. He was a good sport about the whole thing. He can be so stubborn, but then again so can I. Seriously, the jokes and sarcasm have been flying around here all day, it definitely helped to lighten the mood which is always welcome when your child is in the operating room.
Luc is a bit cranky and tired, she tends to wake up from anesthesia on the wrong side of the bed, and she did just that. We are going to let her sleep it off for a while. I am however packing us up, we are going home tonight! The doc at Hopkins who placed Lucy's stent is out of the office for the next few weeks. When he returns we will have to make arrangements to go back down to Hopkins for another ERCP to clean out the debris in her biliary stent. As for now we are going to go home and resume living life.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, love and support!