Monday, November 12

ROUND 5



Monday----
We are in CHLA . Today is little complicated. When I started changing REginas line dressinb, I noticed that skin that surrounds her line is red a little swollen. Also she has 3 suiters (sp?) surrounding her line, that keep line in place, and those injection sites around suiters are red and oozing a little. So now Regina is on antibiotics ( vancomycin). This is only antibiotic she is allergic to, but luckily she got good premeds and so far no side effects. Lets just hope that she does not have serious line infection and we get out of here on wednesday.

Later today ( monday night) she will get her chemo.. I am guessing it will happen around 10 pmish...

Tuesday----
Regina had pretty good night. She vomited once over night .Right now she is eating her breakfast. She is pretty drugged up... Atavan, zofran, benadril, tylenol.... plus all chemo drugs.

We are in room 430 A.. Yes room for 3 families, but this time we got that bed in corner, so we have much more space around us :)

4 comments:

Kathy said...

I hope Regina's line infection clears up with the Vancomycin.

It took me a moment to figure out what you were referring to but I did, it's sutures.

Hope she gets through this soon and home to see Sija.

Sleeping Beauty said...

Thank You Kathy for being my personal dictionary:) Sutures it is... Line nurse ( this time professional) Looked it, took sutures out.. One suture had pulled through skin, and it was just hanging there...
She game me so much info AND I was told that Reginas line is not double hickman... DUH?? Why in the world I was told it is double hickman.. And again, she showed me HOW TO CORRECTLY change dressing, how to apply "blue disk".. how to clean it... I tried to do it as I was thought here buy other" line "nurses, but I did everything 60 % wrong..... We get out tomorrow after 8 PM

Anonymous said...

if the photo in this post is latest photo - Regina looks stunning. and I think my eyes said - she put on weight....

I pray for her health...

Sleeping Beauty said...

Regina is Yo-yo dieter. When she started chemo this year she weighed 20,5 kilos. She looses 2 lbs withing 2- weeks of each round. Then when new round of chemo is due, she is back to 20,5 lbs... : She is doing awesome :)