Saturday 2 May 2009

What a week, where do I start? Cobie had a port put in his chest to allow for his Bloods, platelets and chemo to be put into his little body, but the surgeon did it wrong and the tube which should have gone down his vein came out the back of it so all the fluids went into his chest around his lungs. Doctors couldn't understand why his blood count hadn't gone up after his transfusion so they sent him for an xray, this came back showing only one lung the other one all blurred, so he went for an MRI scan, this showed the problem, so off he went into surgery again to take it out. While under the anesthetic they put a temporary cannula in his arm in which to insert his bloods and medication, after this op he went into intensive care, he did very well in there and was allowed back onto the ward by lunchtime the next day......... after all this we breathed a sigh of relief........... too soon!!!! his little hand started swelling up ...... so off he went for an ultrasound scan..... only to be told he had some blood clots where this cannula had been put into his arm.... so that had to be taken out too!!! He is now on injections morning and night to try to break up these clots on top of all his other medications. They've allowed him home for the weekend but he has to go to Barnsley hospital every morning and evening for these injections, hopefully after the bank holiday they can arrange for a district nurse to come give them him at home, he gets so stressed at the sight of hospitals.... just been told his arm is bleeding where the cannula was taken out, I'm wondering if his platelets are low again......

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