Tuesday, July 28, 2009


During it all, baby was getting a new tooth!

She has another white pearl next to her two front bottom teeth -- 7 teeth in all now. The one on the opposite side looks set to break through soon.

The transfusion went well last night. The nurse helped me set up the pump and line, then left. She told me the pump would beep and shut down if there was an air bubble and explained what to do if that happened. As soon as she drove away, the pump beeped and shut down, but the screen said, "Occlusion." Fortunately, my vocabulary was adequate to understand the trouble, so I found the occlusion and fixed it.

The hardest part of the procedure was keeping babs from playing with (or munching on) the medical equipment attached fairly near the palm of her 1-year-old hand. And also, I couldn't get the pump to turn off. But once I brandished my sword, it backed down.


Anonymous said...

Is "George" visiting your home now?

I can imagine you brandishing your sword...it could involve anything from calmly solving the problem to kicking the machine to the floor while ripping the plug from the wall. Perhaps, rather than divulge, it would be best to let me imagine. Do you anticipate needing to give her more fluids/nutrition intravenously?

If I remember correctly, Bridgette has a hard time eating while cutting teeth. All of her previous weight losses were while cutting teeth, correct? She's gotten a double (triple, quadruple, etc., etc.) whammy this time. Poor thing.

Hope things pick up soon.

Love you,

Heidi said...

Well, at least you know ONE reason why she hasn't been too keen on food. Hopefully it was the main reason. :)

Angela said...

an, ah ha! moment. Izzy cut a tooth when she was in the hospital too!

LKC said...

Wow, Kelly. You seriously deserve an honorary nursing degree after all this. I hope the worst of it is over.

Jacqueline Miller said...

Wow, never a dull moment, is there? Glad you're still smiling.

Kel said...

Ha ha, LKC, if only honorary degrees were given so easily! Seriously though, I am not patient enough to be a nurse. Kudos to all the patient nurses in the world.

JB and Heather said...

I am glad you guys are doing well. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. All our love.