Riley Seems to be feeling pretty bad tonight which is actually a good sign to me that we caught this nasty bug just in the nick of time. I did manage to pull blood off of her line to get a culture. Let me tell you I felt like I deserved a prize when it was all said and done. I still don't know what we are going to do about that line. They keep going back and forth on wether or not to TPA it. All I know is I don't like the problems we are having or that no one knows why we can't get blood off of it. God knows we can't keeping attemting peripherial draws off on her to get labs!
We also are playing the lovely abx dance with Riley. She is greatly narrowing our choices between what she is allergic to and what just plain doesn't work we are going to end up in big trouble one day. She has allergies to penicillin, sulfa's, and all the mycin's not to mention she doesn't tolerate rocephin (it gives her gallbladder sludge) and the list's go on.... Apparently what we have been using at home hasn't been working either. So, thankfully Riley has a wonderful caring pediatrician who put a lot of thought into concocting this new formulation and went with some of our oldy but goody abx. Our kill alls, since we can't afford (and wont!) loose this line!
I need to get some sleep so I can get up in a few hours and go out and work! Ohhhh yeah, LOL. Hopefully it will be a nice uneventful weekend in Hotel HRMC (Holmes Regional Medical Center for my far away friends :). Check out a few photos from today...
think she finally gave up, BUT only for tonight!
Sighhhhhh, I give up :)