Friday, January 15, 2010

PICC LINE IN!

Today was a busy day for Witt. The doctors didn't feel like the new medicine is working that great. Tomorrow they plan on giving him his diuretics by IV. Because of this and probably other reasons it was decided that Witt needed a picc line. Unfortunately, the patient is usually put on a ventilator and sedated for this procedure. Melanie and Austan talked to the cardiac anesthesiologist. It was decided to put the picc line in his leg just above the knee and try to do it with just local numbing. The hope was that he would stay still enough without being intubated and sedated. The picc line was successfully put in this way! If sometime a little before 2:00pm anyone heard some "hallelujahs", that was us!!! For the most part, Witt is on 1 liter of oxygen. His lungs are not drying out as quickly as they would like and he is still working a little bit at breathing. The cardiac catheter test and MRI on the brain haven't been scheduled yet but probably will not be Monday since it is a holiday for the hospital. Right now I am hanging tightly to this scripture that Rise' reminded me of:

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."~John 14:27

It is the presence of His peace that keeps my heart from being troubled and keeps fear from gripping hold of me. It is His peace...not the absence of terribly horrible circumstances but the presence of His peace! Thank You...thank You to the Prince of Peace!


This was Witt yesterday before the move down to the PICU...
He giggled whenever I moved his crib!

video

3 comments:

rise' said...

Nothing sweeter than hearing that boy giggle!!

milillo fam said...

LOVE it! we have those same pj's!

Nancy said...

Great video...great grandma! Keep the peace, Evans! XO-Cadou