Good thing the people are so nice and we like it here and all, because we are not going home today.
Let's see. Scalp IV came out when someone (too late for a "Not Me Monday") was giving Mallorie a bath after she pooped all over my clothes and her own entire body. We won't talk about who was giving the said bath, and obviously was thinking we were going home today, anyway, and maybe wasn't careful enough about the site.
The requirements for discharge were no fever and acting better and "like herself." She got the last 2 parts, but keeps wanting to run fevers. I like this doctor, though, because he does what he feels most comfortable doing, and I have to agree with him, that full treatment now beats going home and maybe having a relapse.
So they will be restarting the IV in a few minutes. Please pray; you all know that starting an IV on this girl is a true test of the skill of medical types! But nurse Sharon is caring for her again, today, and she's already looked at Mallorie's forehead, and said in a very positive tone, "I see a good vein right here."
(Ida, I already told her you don't do scalp IV's and she's going to have to find someone else if she needs backup.) :)
And my long-term buddy, Dr. H (the pedi surgeon), might be able to change her g-button to a new and improved version ... today! So we have plenty of stuff right here to entertain ourselves. Cathy: he says it has the good features of the Bard buttons, plus the tubing locks in like the Mic-Keys! What more can a girl ask for? Plus, the entertaining personality of sweet Dr. H.
Ida and Sharon are here, looking all over for IV sites. Pray.
And I have help again.
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