Injection and transfusion

Today 5/4/16 we were back at LPCH for the radioactive isotope injection in preparation for her MIBG scan tomorrow. She also has an MRI tomorrow as well. She had a bit of a reaction to the injection which scared us but it was very temporary.

After the injection she got a blood transfusion because her hemoglobin had dropped to 7.1, and since she has anesthesia tomorrow she needed more blood (7 is the minimum). 

Reba also had a dressing change today. Unfortunately during the change the stitches came out (that were holding the line in place) and so the nurse had to put a stat-lock on to secure the line. It is right where her arm bends so she is uncomfortable. We are hoping that tomorrow while she is under anesthesia the PICC team can stitch it back in. 

 

She’s a big helper
  
Getting her injection
  

blood transfusion
 
Zoe came with us which always brightens our day!
  
Sweet Zoe aka Nanoo
 

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9 thoughts on “Injection and transfusion

  1. Nancy Murnane May 4, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    You have all so brave, pretty scary stuff. Such a handsome family, Lois would have been so thrilled with those beautiful girls. On my mind and in my heart.

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  2. Nancy Murnane May 4, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Fix? You have all been so brave!

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  3. katrinalearned May 4, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Sending love! Reba and family are so strong!

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  4. Mary Jane Cope May 4, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Holding you all deeply in prayer; and sending blessings and love your way!

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  5. Valery H May 4, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I’m deeply saddened to watch yur sweet family go through all of this. My heart and my prayers are with you always.
    Reba is so brave. She’s my hero.
    Actually, you all are. ❤️

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  6. Dave or Jane Kretzmann May 5, 2016 / 8:40 am

    Fervent prayers for good results. Jane

    Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 02:05:32 +0000 To: djkretzmann@msn.com

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  7. Jessa Loranger May 5, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Thinking of you and your family all the time, of how strong you all are. You are in my thoughts, my heart. xoxoxo

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