Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Night trip to Starship

It's 6.30pm and I just received my new TPN pump to replace the one that has been playing up. So I was later than normal tonight, but all ready to hook Sam on to his TPN.... BUT his new temporary PICC line in his arm is not working! Can't put any fluids in or pull any out.... so after a phone call to the ward they told me what I already knew.... I have to take him into Starship and they will try and unblock the line so we can use it, or else they'll have to put a new IV line in so he can get fluids and reassess in the light of day.......

So I need to quickly sort Candace for her birthday sleepover tomorrow at a friends, throw stuff in a bag and hope and pray that we get back tonight...

Am pleased it is this Friday and not next Friday, as Francis & I are due to head away for 2 nights without any kids.... first time in literally years. We've told Sam our plans and hoping that he decides to work with us and we have respite in the home sorted.... so lots of planning and logistics and we really hope it happens! But truth be told, I'm trying not to look forward to it as we've had so many plans change last minute, that I try to enjoy the moment and not get excited... not sure it's normal or right, but a middle ground to try and get through.

I'm just waiting for Francis to get back so the girls don't have to come into Starship with us and we'll be off. Really hoping and praying it gets easily sorted and we can all be in our own beds tonight. X

10pm UPDATE: We just got home! The nurse managed to unblock it after a 5 min struggle with heparin and a 5ml syringe - so we have come home with some smaller syringes (create stronger pressure than the 10ml we have), having learnt techniques that hopefully we can employ next time this happens. Sam was totally stoked to get another 2 rides in a car and was giggling all the way in looking at buses and trucks on the motorway, randomly shouting, 'car', 'keys', 'brum brum brum'..... I guess the up side is that it was a well admission and he got to enjoy it! . Ok, am off to unpack and get a nights sleep as our overnight sleeper just arrived and I was thinking it was tomorrow, bonus!

X

5 comments:

Jill said...

We are praying for a quick and smooth trip in and out of Starship for you tonight.

The Doughertys said...

Yes, yes, yes....hope you get your nights away....just the two of you. Let it be. Much love, Fi and Col xxxxx

Nicholls's said...

Praying this is a quickie to Starship and that you get home tonight . . . and you and Francis get away next weekend. You really deserve it. M&S

Dufour's said...

Enjoy these two well deserved nights !

Kate Manson said...

Yay what a great nurse!! Will be crossing everything for you that you and Francis get your wee break away next weekend xox