Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Karsie's Blog Helping Medical Issues
We have found another reason why we keep this blog going. Today one of the doctors came by and basically said that they learned from this experience that they will want to keep the parents from holding their babies after the Gore-Tex patch is put on as it was the reason Karsie's patch ripped. We felt like we were kind of blamed, even if that wasn't the intention, for Karsie's patch ripping.
While at the time this comment stunned us and made us feel bad, we looked up on the blog at the times we held her versus when her patch ripped a stitch. You can even check. July 31 was our first time getting to hold Karsie. August 2nd (during the morning) Michelle held her while she was being extremely fussy just for a little bit until we finally decided that she needed to be back. It was on August 3rd, more than 24 hours after Michelle briefly held her the second time and almost four days after we held her the first time that our nurse informed us of two stitches ripping. So either they missed the ripped stitch at least 4 times (as they are supposed to change the dressing every 6 hours), which is doubtful, or holding our daughter didn't cause the ripping of the stitch. We're pretty sure it's the latter.
We plan on nicely explaining this to the doctors, but we're also sure it's in their chart, so there should be no miscommunication there. Either way, it's not a nice thing to hear, but we are put at ease as we were able to look it up. Hooray blog!