After 8 months of flushing daily with saline and heparin, dreading the weekly dressing changes, and avoiding contact with water, dirt, sand, etc., Reba’s doctors gave the OK for the PICC line to come out! Because she is on an oral medication for now and her next scan is in 6 weeks, her doctors relented to our begging!
Her home nurse Caitlin came over with about an hour’s notice and pulled it out just one day before Reba’s 2nd birthday party.
We are overjoyed with this- it’s hard to convey the day to day struggles of a PICC line with a 2 year old. She is actually very good about it, but after 8 months her arm needed a break! Our greatest enjoyments at the moment are pool time and bath time!!
Right now we are filled with gratitude: To nurse Caitlin who came basically last minute to remove the PICC and to Reba’s doctors who were flexible and compassionate.