August 07, 2015

Hospital Field Trips

Today Evan got a PICC line (peripherally inserted central catheter) which is basically a fancy IV that can be left in for longer periods of time and can be used for both blood draws and medication delivery. It goes from a vein in his upper arm to his heart and is done with sedation using ultrasound to guide them.

He couldn't eat until after the PICC line was in place so he spent a few hours being hungry as he waited for his turn. Luckily they were able to get it done in the morning! 

Evan also had an MRI to make sure Dr. Weiner has the EEG grids and strips exactly where he wants them. Everything looked perfect!

We had a visit from Liza today and Evan was so happy to see her. He was still a little loopy and I think he thanked her 5 times for coming to see him. 

The challenge of the day was bouts of nausea off and on. He hasn't eaten much but he's making progress. 

We are looking forward to tomorrow and are hoping for a quieter day since it's the weekend and a calmer stomach.

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