Wednesday, February 25, 2009

All done.

Dr. Pearl came in with a huge grin on his face. You could tell we should have warned him that Olivia was a little tricky.
The g-tube went in just fine. They he started working on the central line. He went in on her right side between the clavicle and a rib. The catheter went in just fine and when he tried to thread the line, it wouldn't go.
So, he tried her right jugular vein. Same situation.
He went to the left jugular vein and took and ultrasound to see where he wanted to go, dissected the vein, and went in for the kill. It finally went in, but then the x-ray showed it on the wrong side of her heart. Go figure. He and the anesthesiologist looked at each other, did another ultrasound, and found that she has a double vena cava. Who knew? You would have thought someone would have mentioned that along the way. Regardless, the line works great. They were taking another x-ray and then going to let her wake up. We should be able to see her in about 20 minutes or so. Thanks for all those prayers. It sure is good that God helps us keep our sense of humor throughout our journey with Olivia!

3 comments:

Judy said...

I'm sure it seemed like an eternity for you guys but that seemed pretty quick to me considering she had four procedures done! Way to go Olivia! I'm so glad things are going well!

Crystal Montgomery said...

Praying for a steady recovery! Gotta love these heart kids with their UNIQUE little bodies :)

Anonymous said...

Yippie Olivia....and always keeping the doctors on their toes....we know you are just making sure your paretns are getting their money's worth.

Lynnette