Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Olivia is a bit better, but has her moments, of course. The goal for today is to get some answers. She had an echo this morning to check the placement of her central line (haven't heard anything back yet). She also is supposed to see the GI doctor and see if he has any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions as to why she doesn't seem to be tolerating her feeds. The surgical team just left, and quite frankly, I'm annoyed. The attending surgeon came in and loosened the "peg" that is holding her g-tube in place. Now, this was mentioned by a resident last week...that the tube was too tight, but no one did anything about it. Supposedly it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, both inside and out. So why did it take 6 days to come and loosen that? It seems like an easy fix to me. I didn't ask why it's taken so long, because in all reality, why does it matter. It's not going to make me feel any better.
I'm trying to look at the positives and think that maybe this was the whole problem and now it is fixed. One bonus from today is that her Lovenox dose seems to finally be within a therapeutic range. Another positive is that the movie lady came around and we don't have to watch Barney anymore today...on to Dora. Who could want anything more out of life, really.


Judy said...

I remember when Christian had to get his front tooth pulled. It was awful. I would never go back to that oral surgeon again. Christian was screaming and terrified it was all over in 4 minutes. Yup, just four minutes and it was still awful to watch him go through that, so I can't imagine how hard it is for you to watch Olivia going through so much! Just know that I'm praying for you too Julie!

Crystal Montgomery said...

Izzy had a cyst form next to her g-tube site that grew MRSA in it when the GI nurses put in a g-tube that was too tight :( We caught it early and it responded to antibiotics but I was annoyed too. Actually it was a "You've got to be kidding!" moment. I know your frustration! We're praying for you!

Amanda said...

Oh my Julie, I just checked your blog for the first time since last Monday and you have had quite the week! Will pray for you guys and hope you get home soon. Amanda