Tuesday, December 4, 2012

PICC line today

I called about Jack and they said he is doing ok. He is going to have surgery to place the PICC line today.

Tomorrow he will have the head ultrasound to see if he had an intraventricular hemorrhage. They do not know what time it will be. His nurse said it depends on the schedule of the ultrasound technician. If he has it early they should know the results before the end of the day but if he has the test late they may not have the results until Thursday.

I am very worried about this test. If he has a bleed it is already there. If he has a serious bleed there is a strong likelihood he will never be normal. I know I will deal with whatever I have to, but I want him to be healthy. I want him to run and jump and climb and get into mischief just like his sister.

Most bleeds happen in the first four or five days of life. If he does not have a bleed it is unlikely he will get one.

When Julianna was born at 34 weeks they told me she had the possibility of all kinds of problems. She did have some delays and a lot of small preemie issues. However, she didn't have anything major. She is perfectly normal now. She is a bit small for her age but she doesn't seem to know that!

I hope for the same outcome for Jack.


  1. We are pulling for you and baby Jack

  2. Praying for you guys!