31 August 2012

Day 24 - First time out of his room

Facebook posts from 08/31/2012

Caleb gets to be unhooked from his IV stand (we call it Elder Tree) for an hour today so he can have an MRI. (He is pretty excited about that!) They docs are still trying to figure out what is causing his shoulder and neck pain...

Well, we just found out why Caleb has been having shoulder/neck pain. He has an infection/clot in his jugular vein. The good news is the docs know how to fix it! He will be having his Hickman (chest catheter) removed this afternoon and will have a PICC line placed in his arm instead. They will also adjust his antibiotics to get rid of the infection.
The doc came in 20 min. ago to tell us the news and the only thing Caleb said was, "But mom! It's two o'clock! The BSU game is starting!" 

Facebook comments:

CNT: the picc line will be able to stay in longer with less risk of infection. Still praying for him and your family!
August 31, 2012 at 5:24pm · Like

HG: Poor kid! At least the docs can fix it. And like always, he seems to be pretty up beat. Go BSU!!!!
August 31, 2012 at 5:31pm · Like

AUU: PICC lines are the best!
August 31, 2012 at 6:02pm · Like

CKC: Groan...then yay! Always amazed when the realization of how great the blessings are by how much worse things could have been! My prayers are with your family! <3 span="">
August 31, 2012 at 6:08pm · Like

DL: glad he stuck by saying that it hurt and didn't discount it!!! even better they figured it out!!! whew!!!
August 31, 2012 at 6:19pm · Like

GL: So happy they figured it out. And that Caleb can watch the game, go BSU!!!
August 31, 2012 at 6:26pm · Like · 1

JAT: i love caleb..
August 31, 2012 at 8:00pm · Like

MWL: Do they have to put him under to do this? When my kids had the PICC lines in they were awake (not fun to watch) I am happy he wants to watch the game! We are still praying for all of you guys.  =)

August 31, 2012 at 10:22pm · Like

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