Tuesday, March 01, 2011

PICC pics

OH MY GOD!!!!  Those were the words Matthew chose to scream when he woke up from sedation and looked at his arm to find that his PICC line had been removed.  He then demanded the 'tubies', as we took to calling them, be put back in immediately.  We pretty much give in to anything the little guy wants, except for this.  The PICC line is out and is staying out.  Today was Matthew's last dose of intrathecal chemotherapy (chemotherapy delivered to his spinal fluid) and a good opportunity to pull it out seeing that there are no more scheduled sedations.  Tonight he took his first bath in a long time without his arm wrapped up like a leftover breakfast sausage.  Here are some pics of the picc.
Matthew showing off his fine physique before bath time (as you can clearly see my cells have already made a noticeable difference to his chiseled torso) 
The PICC line.  Also called, the PowerPICC because of something having to do with the maximum flow rate.   


Mary Kincaid said...

Congrats you guys!!!!! Must be nice to not have to worry about that anymore!!!! Matthew is lookin' good!! Thanks or the update:)

Thomas said...

Woo and also hoo!! Such great news.

Garbis Grapevine said...

Oh my!!!!!! That is great news!!!!!!! Hope you are able to stay away from the hospital. I did see Gene in the pic of Matthew and his strong arms:-)

The Hitmaker said...

Sayonara, picc!