Saturday, April 18, 2009
3:15 PM update - Sat.
Poor Katie-bug has had a rough day. This morning, shortly after the wound vac procedure, her wrist IV started leaking blood. They use this IV only for drawing blood--which is done about every 4 hours. It keeps them from having to poke her with a needle each time.
They attempted to fix it with steri-stitches and gave her some blood platelets in her IV--hoping that would thicken her blood a bit and stop the seepage.
Jeff and the girls came. Molly and SaraGrace stayed outside in the courtyard with me and played in the sunshine. It's a beautiful day here. Jeff said when he got up to Kate's room, she was awake and reached her arms up to him. He bent in to hug her and she hugged him back! Luck-eeeeee.
While they were gone, my cell phone rang and it was the nurse asking me to come right away. Her IV had continued to seep and they needed to put a stitch in her wrist to help it stay in. They wanted me to come and help. Jeff had just left the room and was on his way down. As soon as he got back, I dashed upstairs. Poor Kate had to get poked and stitched on the inside of her wrist. Ugh... She is such a little trooper. She cried, but she listened when we told her what the doctor was doing and that it wouldn't take long. It seems to be holding without seeping now.
I was able to lie down on the bed with her for awhile. She keeps asking for a bottle and it's breaking my heart because she can't have one.