Posts tagged "picc line"

Two Weeks in the NICU

Last Week’s Blog > “Preterm and in the NICU” Asher’s E. coli diagnosis resulted in a mandatory two week NICU stay. That was a tough pill to swallow. We were told that E. coli is the leading cause of infant meningitis, which can be life threatening. A spinal tap was the only way the doctors could confirm... Read more »

The Phases of Chemo

Last Week’s Blog > “WychList: a New Shopping List iPhone App” (continuation from 2 weeks ago) So, we’d switched hospitals – to University of Chicago Medical Center (U of C) – and on May 28, 2009, Atia was scheduled to begin the second phase of treatment, “Consolidation”. We were nervous because it was our first... Read more »

Life As We'd Known It Had Changed

Last Week’s Blog > “Friday, April 24th, 2009: Tough & Terrifying Day!” After the first weekend home, we slowly began to adjust to our new routine. Steve and I were exhausted, nervous and apprehensive about our lack of experience caring for a sick child. We were novices, but wanted so desperately to do everything right.... Read more »

Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are The Hairs On The Pillow

Last Week’s Blog > “She Has What?!?! This Can’t Be Happening.” After much discussion and my brother-in-law, Mike the doctor, thoroughly reviewing the material, we decided to participate in the clinical trial. For us, it made the most sense. The choice caused us to transfer hospitals. Atia was defined as “Standard Risk – Low” and that was important... Read more »

She Has What?!?! This Can't Be Happening.

Last Week’s Blog > “The ER. I Wish It Was Just a Great Show”  To say that Atia’s blood results weren’t good is an understatement. We were told that the CBC test (complete blood count) showed Atia having a 43,000 white blood cell count. This information meant absolutely nothing to us, because we have no... Read more »