This evening the old line was pulled and they started a peripheral IV in his foot. The line itself looked horrible. I have never seen one come out looking like that. In fact I have been uneasy about that line placement from the get go. They will be culturing the tip to determine exactly which bug is growing. He will need to receive the antibiotics in this IV for 48 hours and then there will be another minor surgery to have a new PICC line placed.
I honestly thought this would be an overnight hospital stay and for the first time ever I packed "light". I came armed with only 3 days worth of clothes and other essentials. Jophie has already used up his supply of clothes. The little messy booger. LOL
At the moment the little stinker is expressing just how ticked he is at me in the form of every annoying noise he can muster up. He may not be able to talk but he sure knows how to push all my buttons. I'm holding out hope for a much calmer Jophie in the form of benedryl he was given just a bit ago. If all else fails I have his cocktail of meds at 3:00 a.m to look forward to......
Surely he'll settle and sleep by then....
For now I find myself once again in a holding pattern.
- Waiting for the culture results
- Waiting for him to get better
- Waiting for him to calm down
- Waiting for the new PICC line placement
- Waiting to go home
- Waiting to sleep
And so we wait.......