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My life is a sitcom version of House [Aug. 24th, 2010|04:59 pm]
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I was admitted into Chez Beauz on 8/17 - due to a pesky partial bowel instruction that has been leaving me nauseous & unable to eat for days at a time. The medical marijuana definitely is a big help - but sometimes internal plumbing has a mind of its own.
Anyhoo - a Picc line was inserted so I could get IV nutrition. An e-coli infection was discovered in the Picc line (which still has me baffled) & the Picc was removed. No Picc line = no IV nutrition.
I had a 'temporary' IV inserted in my neck so I could receive antibiotics/pain meds. Since my admittance, I've been NPO - no food or drink by mouth.

Yesterday, I went back to Interventional Radiology to have another Picc inserted & the staff said I needed to have another day of antibiotics before placing another Picc line. I asked the Dr how was it possible to have ecoli in the Picc line & he didn't know either.
They were unable to put in a tunnel Picc, & a single line Picc was inserted.

So I am thinking I'm finally on easy street with IV access - I have the 'temporary' IV + the Single line Picc.. To my dismay, a Dr on the vascular team came to tell me that neither the Picc line or IV is suitable for TPN. 0_o ! They are considering putting in a Picc line in the groin area (because my veins are completely fried)
Since I have an NG tube & unable to eat or drink my nutritional status is getting worse. Well, the day wasn't a total loss, I'm allowed to have the odd popsicle here and there.

ahh Chez Beaumont... good times XD



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[User Picture]From: alienchrist
2010-08-24 09:17 pm (UTC)
If Hyde were a nurse I think everyone would line up to see the doctor. :>
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2010-08-24 09:36 pm (UTC)
I know I would be first in line ^-^
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