Monday, September 8, 2008

Take your picc

No matter how much I try to ignore it here in bloggy-land, the fact remains that my little one has some medical issues.

To put it mildly.

Sometimes I forget what a big deal a liver transplant is. I think I do that on purpose. I've never been one to want to stand out in a crowd.

I like to stay home. Disappear into the background and live an average little life.

Yeah. We've blown way past that.

And now, a couple of weeks ago Alan came home from a hospital stay with a
piece of medical equipment still installed in his body.

I guess it's not that unusual, but it has taken some getting used to.

After a couple of days of training from our wonderful home health nurse, I all-by-my-very-own-self administered IV antibiotics.

It is amazing the things you get used to and learn to live with. Thank goodness this was a short term thing. We finished 10 days of the antibiotic, and now we are half-way through a 10-day waiting period before Alan goes back to the hospital for surgery. He still has the PICC line, and I flush it once a day. Very sterile-ly. :) And the up-coming surgery? Well, I don't really like to think about that.
There are some things you just don't get used to.


Linda Jacobs said...

Poor little guy! He's been through so much! I miss being able to check his medical updates. I noticed that it is no longer on your blog.

You've become quite the nurse!

Michelle said...

You continue to amaze me. The fact that you CAN ignore it tells me that you trust that God will take care of little guy! We are all praying for you.

Natalie said...

Alan has been on our prayer list several times. You are on mine! I dont know if you remember Ashley from school but her son had open heart surgery at five monthes and now 3 years later is facing another surgery in October. It is amazing how they continue to go on being little boys and then boom another reminder of what a miracle they are. Alan will remember and thank you for your strength.

fairenuff said...

Hugs hugs hugs hugs. :heart.

Melissa Stover said...

that's amazing! i guess we are able to do what we have to do, especially when it comes to our kids. i admire you.

fairenuff said...

You know you are always in my thoughts and I send love your way each day. I remember those days of tubes and flushing etc. I am with you in spirit as Alan goes through his next surgery. May it bring him years and years of good health with no infections.

momtofivekids said...

God does give us the grace for everything we go through.

Karen said...

You amaze me, Amy! I sometimes forget all that you and your family have been through - you show such grace under pressure. Hang in there! You have a lot of bloggy friends praying for you and yours. :)