Thursday, March 5, 2009

You ready for this one...

Olivia's central line is no good. Turns out it has found a way to migrate out of the vein it was in and is going to be removed this afternoon. It's a bedside procedure - the doctor said it will probably just fall out. It's still bleeding, but that's not related to it's location. It's supposedly related to her low platelets. She has gotten 3 units of platelets in the past 18 hours, so you would think she would start clotting sometime, which leads me to believe that it's not due to her low platelets. I really, really believe it's related to her Lovenox, but I need to get someone else to agree with me on that. I've been trying to decide if I am angry, frustrated, sad, annoyed, or all of the above. Right now, I'm just thinking it's par for the course. It's starting to seem like our tribulations are becoming somewhat of a joke, although I'm not laughing yet.
Anyway, she is having labs drawn around 2:00 to check her blood counts and a new test to see if the Lovenox is causing the bone marrow to not produce platelets. It's referred to as heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Maybe that will give us some answers?!? Keep you posted...

1 comments:

the*4*of*us said...

poor baby..i'll say a prayer for her!