Friday, May 16, 2008

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008 04:33 PM, CDT

6:36 PM Update to below journal entry:

Sam has come out of surgery and is doing fine.


They have continued to cycle Sam's fluid and TPN intake today and so far so good. Sam is not showing any adverse reactions to this, so we are one small step closer to going home.

We are hoping to have Sam moved back up to the Fox Valley as soon as possible so that we get get things back to as close to normal as possible and begin a routine for our new normal.

Sam was just taken into surgery a short while ago to have his new Broviac central line inserted into his chest. This new line will help reduce the chance of infection developing and will be used to deliver his nutrition and fluids as well as blood draws that will be a frequent part of his life. The surgery is pretty routine, but like any surgery, there are still risks involved, especially with someone so small.

Once this surgery is complete and his insertion point begins to heal, we will be able to have a rough timeline of when we can expect to return home.

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