Pray for Grant

Wednesday, June 3 - 8:35 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sorry I did not get a chance to update this site yesterday. It was a busy and stressful day yesterday. I hope today runs a little smoother.

We had to come to clinic yesterday to get platelets. When we got here, I had to remove a bandaid that was covering Grant's port and put some cream on it. Anyway, when I started to pull off the bandage, the glue they used to close the incision where they put his port in started to pull off and the incision started to open up!! I freaked and told the nurses that I could not remove it  - that they would have to. Well, they looked at it and thought it may be infected and were also concerened that it was opening up. (The port is supposed to stay closed under his skin and air is not supposed to get to it - otherwise he could end up with a staff infection.)

Two surgeons looked at it and finally decided it was not infected, but they needed to reclose the ends of the incision with steristrips (sp?). It turns out there is only one surgeon here that uses the glue and the nurses did not know (nor did they tell us) that you can't put any tape or bandages on it becuase it will rip off the glue and open up the incision. A baby was here yesterday and the whole incision was ripped open! Anyway, they finally got that done and were able to access his port to give him the platelets. They sent us home with the port accessed and that made me so nervous. They said that he would risk a greater chance of infection re-accessing it this morning than letting him go home with the tube already attached to the port.

When we got home, Father Lynn came to visit us and gave Grant the sacrament of Annointing the Sick. Father Lynn made us feel so much better about things. He gave Grant a quilt that he blessed that the church made for him. He is such a great guy!

Grant started to get sick from the Chemo yesterday. We are trying to give him the anti-nausea medicine - but he hates it. Well - he hates all his medicine. He also hates brushing his teeth now too.

This morning Grant woke up at 2:30 a.m. ready to eat! And he was up for the day. I gave him some Cheese Its and some juice. He could only have food up till 5:00 a.m. this morning and juice until 8:00. We left the house at 7:00 for clinic and arrive at 8:10. We are now in the waiting room waiting to be called for his lumbar puncture and Chemo that they will inject into his spinal fluid. If they can get us in to PACU (still do not know what that means) he will also have a bone marrow biopsy from his hip. If they can't get him in to PACU, then we will do that next Wednesday.

Please pray he gets through the day okay. They can only slightly sedate him for the spinal puncture. Uhhhh.



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Wednesday, June 3 - 8:35 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sorry I did not get a chance to update this site yesterday. It was a busy and stressful day yesterday. I hope today runs a little smoother.

We had to come to clinic yesterday to get platelets. When we got here, I had to remove a bandaid that was covering Grant's port and put some cream on it. Anyway, when I started to pull off the bandage, the glue they used to close the incision where they put his port in started to pull off and the incision started to open up!! I freaked and told the nurses that I could not remove it  - that they would have to. Well, they looked at it and thought it may be infected and were also concerened that it was opening up. (The port is supposed to stay closed under his skin and air is not supposed to get to it - otherwise he could end up with a staff infection.)

Two surgeons looked at it and finally decided it was not infected, but they needed to reclose the ends of the incision with steristrips (sp?). It turns out there is only one surgeon here that uses the glue and the nurses did not know (nor did they tell us) that you can't put any tape or bandages on it becuase it will rip off the glue and open up the incision. A baby was here yesterday and the whole incision was ripped open! Anyway, they finally got that done and were able to access his port to give him the platelets. They sent us home with the port accessed and that made me so nervous. They said that he would risk a greater chance of infection re-accessing it this morning than letting him go home with the tube already attached to the port.

When we got home, Father Lynn came to visit us and gave Grant the sacrament of Annointing the Sick. Father Lynn made us feel so much better about things. He gave Grant a quilt that he blessed that the church made for him. He is such a great guy!

Grant started to get sick from the Chemo yesterday. We are trying to give him the anti-nausea medicine - but he hates it. Well - he hates all his medicine. He also hates brushing his teeth now too.

This morning Grant woke up at 2:30 a.m. ready to eat! And he was up for the day. I gave him some Cheese Its and some juice. He could only have food up till 5:00 a.m. this morning and juice until 8:00. We left the house at 7:00 for clinic and arrive at 8:10. We are now in the waiting room waiting to be called for his lumbar puncture and Chemo that they will inject into his spinal fluid. If they can get us in to PACU (still do not know what that means) he will also have a bone marrow biopsy from his hip. If they can't get him in to PACU, then we will do that next Wednesday.

Please pray he gets through the day okay. They can only slightly sedate him for the spinal puncture. Uhhhh.