April 19th More Central Line Supplies

Last night when we were doing the daily maintenance on Dom’s “Central Line” we realized we are running out of supplies.  This morning we called an Oncology nurse and had the hospital pharmacy make us another kit.  So it was a “quick” trip to the hospital to pick up the supplies.  I’ve learned though being a “regular” at the hospital is kind of like living in a small town where you always run into people you know.  Right away I spotted Alexandra’s mother who is camped out in the hospital until Sunday because Alexandra is sick with a fever.  And then Dr. Bond came by to say hello.

Anyways, many friends and family have been asking us a number of questions about the Central Line that Dom has.  The following links explains it as we know it.  To find out…

1) “What is a Central Line” click here http://www.cw.bc.ca/ch_famreslib/search_view.asp?keyword=041

2)”Living with a Central Line” click here http://www.cw.bc.ca/ch_famreslib/search_view.asp?keyword=044

3) “Heparin locking the Central Line” click here http://www.cw.bc.ca/ch_famreslib/search_view.asp?keyword=042

4) “Caring for the exit site” click here http://www.cw.bc.ca/ch_famreslib/search_view.asp?keyword=043

The only difference is that Dom catheter branches into a double line towards the end.

Dominique is doing well.  She has her appetite back and has been addicted to macaroni and cheese lately.  She is learning to feed herself and has used her walker to walk across the living room

Time spent in the hospital on that day: 20 Minutes