Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Update #11, Round 2
Sorry for keeping everyone in suspense, I know there are many of you. I haven't been able to update lately. Susan had a good day today. Yesterday she got a PICC Line put in (a catheter from her inner arm to her heart). I swear can she have enough holes and tubes put in her, I now affectionately call her my little holey semicolon :) They are using the PICC to inject nutrients directly into her, such as proteins, lipids, and vitamins. She's been able to get up and walk 3 times today. It's a little more of an event now, she has more tubes hanging off her this time. The surgeon gave us an explanation of why they think she had the internal bleeding. After the first surgery the doc saw no bleeding and her blood tests showed no indication of not being able to coagulate so they closed her up without concern. After, they were giving her Heprin shots to help stop any blood clots that might form from sitting so much, but this caused a problem in her colon were the defect was and it couldn't stop bleeding.