On our first day in the hospital, Will had to get a Broviac central line inserted. This is the white tube that is used to get fluids and medicines to a main blood vessel and also get blood labs out very easily. They can be yanked out over time and even with tape and extra precautions, Will’s central line came loose. Last night the whole thing wiggled out! This week three of the toddlers managed to lose their Broviacs. We are keeping the nurses and surgeons busy!
When we returned to the room Will’s dressing was bloody and he was having a tough time. The amazing nurse tag-team did their work quickly and well while I couldn’t do a thing but listen to the wailing. At this point my dear friend Jennifer offered some reinforcement. She made sure I ate a real meal complete with chocolate and made me leave the room while William was struggling and I couldn’t help.
He has now played with every toy in the room for over an hour and is feeling tired but unwilling to sleep. I’m amused to think how on Day 1 this was something that terrified me. Now it is no big deal.
The difference between “I don’t know what I’d do…” and “It’s just what we do” is a lot of experience and simply having to do it.
Thank you for the prayers!