Today started really early when they came for Spencer at 7:30 a.m. to take him down to Radiology to place a PICC line. A PICC takes the place of an IV and is inserted directly into the vein in his upper arm and threaded through to larger veins until it is close to his heart. Since he no longer has a port, a PICC is a safer alternative to an IV which can become infected after being used for a long period of time, and it is perfect for administering IV antibiotics at home.
Spencer is feeling a little better but the doctor says his left lung is still not moving air in the lower left lobe. A chest x-ray was taken this evening and we should have the results tomorrow. Also, Spencer twisted his ankle last Tuesday when he was at AB's basketball game and it is still bruised and swollen so our Pulmonary doctor had his foot x-rayed at the same time as the chest x-ray. Depending on the results of the x-rays, we should have a plan in place tomorrow as to when we will get to go home.
Brad called me this morning and said that Cole is sick and he needed to take him to the doctor. The pediatrician's office was booked, the after hours clinic at ACH was booked and his symptoms are not bad enough to warrant a visit to the ER (thank goodness!), so he will go see our pediatrician tomorrow and hopefully get some relief.
And to top it off, Brad still sounds bad, Mom said that Gigi is sick and Uncle Bear is sick. Gees, when it rains it pours.
I am praying for complete healing for everyone. Thank you for all your prayers.
"O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me."