Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Karsie got a PICC line in. Dr. Suttner called us tonight and asked if she could try to put in a line in a deeper vein. The vein she had to use was in her jugular, which is on the side of her neck. In order to do this Karsie had to be sedated, which also meant she had to be intubated during the procedure. It only took about 30 minutes and they got it in. When we left Karsie still hadn't woken up, but she was breathing over the machine, so as soon as she wakes up tonight she will be extubated. She had a long night so hopefully she is getting some needed sleep.
On to day 2 filled with barium and GI studies. We will probably be getting a call in the morning, since Dr. Saenz seems to like to work in the morning, about the study or the results. From there we don't know where we go.