This morning I woke up early to get Kassidy's morning dose ready. When I went to flush her line with saline the line made a LOUD horrifying pop and she woke with a loud "Ouch that hurt". I immediately called the doctor and I was transferred to the infusion nurses to talk me through it. They asked me to see if there was a blood return on the line and there was, but when I went to flush again, I only got 2 cc of saline when Kassidy winced in pain again and a weird gurgling sound from the line. UGH! We were told we would need to go the the ER to check catheter placement & to make sure the catheter was still intact, that I would have to take her off treatment.
So to the ER we went. Thank goodness Summerlin Hospital PEDS was not busy, they took us right in. Nurses & doctors were wonderful. I didn't have to explain why we chose the treatment we did instead of regular chemo or radiation. It kinda gets old everytime we go to the ER and try to explain what & why is Kassidy on a treatment that doctors don't really know about. They immediately took Kass for an iodine test, where they injected iodine into her port and took a scan of chest. It didn't take long for the radiologist to tell me that the port was not to used and she would need surgery to replace it. NO!!!!!
Ryan came to meet us and by 11:30 we were in an OR meeting our surgeon. He explained that by looking at Kassidy's scan he was worried that the line was in such poor shape and would snap in two when he tried to remove it, that the part that goes straight to her heart would recoil inside the vein and that he would not feel comfortable going after it. Oh my gosh! So he would have to have the radiologist help fish it out. So we put trust in him and God and send our girl to surgery.
|Kass before being wheeled out to the OR|
|Kyle's new boot :(|
When we went to the recovery she was dazed, but smiling. I love that about her. She can be in the worst place, but still smiles. We waited for her double vision, nausea, and stoned look to wear out and we brought our babies home.
|The incision, the new port site, and the old port site to the right of the new one. OUCH!!|
Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts, I truly believe they helped us today through this most crazy day of all and to keep it together. We still trust that God has guided us through this path for something that someday we will learn it's true purpose. But tonight I just hold my babies close and hope that Kassidy and Kyle heal fast so they get on with what they suppose to do in life.