PICC line out!

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.



6 thoughts on “PICC line out!

  1. Katrina Learned September 20, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Congratulations Reba and family on getting that PICC line out! I know that it feels like FREEDOM! Congratulations!


  2. Jill Z Walden September 20, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I love those bath and pool pics, what cuties!! Must feel SO GOOD in that water! 🙂 🙂 love


    • Bethann and Johnpaul September 21, 2016 / 8:57 am

      Oh hallelujah and hooray! So happy to hear this great news! What a grand and wonderful birthday gift for all of you especially dear sweet Reba! You are such a miracle!!💕💕🙏


  3. Dave or Jane Kretzmann September 21, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Hooray! I had back surgery 7 weeks ago with the IV in my arm only 3 days and it is still sore. Reba is such an amazing little trooper! We are all in this with her and with you! Thanks for the updates. Blessings, Jane

    Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:36:23 +0000 To: djkretzmann@msn.com


  4. Kathy September 21, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Praise be to God! Prayers answered! I have been praying daily for Reba and you all. I went to the Vatican in Rome for Mother Theresa’s Canonization to sainthood. I prayed fervently for Reba and family there. I believe in big and little miracles, daily. Hugs!


  5. Uncle Pat, Aunt Shirley, Kelly and Casey September 21, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Lovely to see the sisters enjoying Reba’s Birthday! We miss you Zumberges!


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