The way the line broke was mild compared to what could have happened. Luckily when Lisy and I changed her dressing last we secured the line tightly, which possibly prevented it from pulling entirely from her chest. At first we called the homecare nurse and they told us to go straight to the ER. Because Alice is a Bone Marrow patient we are not to be caught anywhere near the ER to avoid the risk of exposure to illness, so Lisy called the on-call BMT doctor and it was arranged to go straight to the ICS unit where the IV team could repair the line.
This morning, all the kids could talk about was the leprechaun trap they were going to make. Matthew was on my case about it all day. He opted for "ye 'ol box and bait rabbit trap." A true and tested method for sure. Instead of a carrot he placed chocolate coins. We'll see if it is successful tomorrow morning.
My brother Michael. the Leprechaun
Alice was into headbands today. She saw a lock of hair we had saved and tried to put it back on her head. Then she asked to wear a bow, so Lisy showed her the stash of headbands and bows...she had a great time decorating herself.