Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Update - Wed July 30

Sorry we haven't posted in the last couple of days. There hasn't been a whole lot new to report. Paul continues to do his daily therapies, and some days he is more responsive than others. Today he seems to be a bit more agitated than usual, which could be because of some pain or some discomfort from the food he gets through his feeding tube. He slept right through the visit from the speech therapist, even though she was tempting him with a chocolate flavored lollipop. Some days are just better than others.

They are going to remove his PICC line today which is in his left arm. PICC stands for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter, and it can be used for giving treatments like antibiotics and intravenous fluids. Since they haven't needed to use it lately (and since it could be a potential infection risk) they decided it could come out. So one less contraption to deal with. :-)

Thanks again to all of you for your comments, love and support. It makes such a huge difference!

1 comment:

dj said...

Yeah, having a bunch of junk hooked up to you is really uncomfortable. Especially when it's been in there for so long! :( Good to hear that it's out. Go Paul!

-- DJ @ InterLegis