However, unfortunately this weeks big news is yet another setback due to a blood clot that recently formed around her picc line.
A couple days ago I noticed that her hand was swollen. After having it looked at by several people they decided to let it go for a day or two and see what happens. Last night I noticed not only was her hand still swollen but her whole arm was. They then ordered an ultrasound and that’s how they found the blood clot.
|Here's a picture of her swollen hand.|
They are going to need to make an incision in her chest, place the tube, and stitch it into place. This will give them central access to give her the hydration and nutrition she needs. It’s essentially doing the same thing as her picc only it’s more secure and the veins are a little bigger in her chest than her arms so hopefully this will last and won’t be an issue!
SoOOOOOOoooo now not only do I have to worry about my baby girl going under anesthesia once again, I have to worry about this lingering blood clot in her arm which she is now going to require a blood thinning medicine that needs to be dispensed twice a day for several months via a shot. There was a day not long ago that I use to cringe at the thought of having to take Radek to the pediatrician for his immunizations, now I have to learn how to give my baby girl shots twice a day for this blood clot so it doesn’t travel through her body and kill her.
I honestly can’t believe this is all happening to my poor little innocent baby. She is 6 weeks old and the list of things done to her is growing so quickly. On top ALL the things she’s gone through thus far….she now has 3 picc lines and a broviac to add to it. I don’t even look at her as a little baby anymore. Looking into her eyes it’s almost as if she knows what’s going on. Even the doctors today who were talking to me about everything pointed out how she was looking around at them while I was holding her as if she was understanding what they were saying. I have so much respect for her. She truly is the toughest person I have ever met!!!