I was woke by the nurse this morning around 5am. I could hear some commotion but couldn't see until I got my glasses on. While doing so the nurse explained to me she had found a leak on Natalie's Broviac line and needed to be repaired immediately. I then notice two other people from the I.V. team getting prepped for what was to be a very long hour and a half. They asked me to assist in holding her legs down while another held Natalie's arms above her head. She had an incredibly rude awakening as the third person pealed her dressing off. Just below needles Natalie loathes getting her lines redressed the most. She exclaimed many times that she wanted her mother, and in doing so did it at a decibel that probably woke everyone on the floor. By the time it was over the IV personnel had redone her dressing twice and still were not confident the stint used was going to hold. We went forward however with the administering through the line. At 11am they started her last dose of Chemo. She has taken it well enough; however the we noticed yet again a leak coming from her line.……They just notified me that they will need to repair the line again. If it cannot be fixed they will have to replace the line in its entirety. They have prepped me that will most likely be a long night as the effect of the chemo will set in this evening.
Blair and Alice were up here today too as Blair gave more blood draws for tomorrow's big day, and Alice received her IVIG dose before her stay for chemo starts in a couple weeks.