My phone rang at 3:15 am. Do you have any idea how friggin scary that is? They needed phone consent to change out his vent tube for a larger sized tube and run another central IV line. These are pretty routine procedures, not really anything huge. They needed another site to administer all his meds. That's one of the pitfalls of long term hospitalization. IV's and central lines only last so long, then they have to change them out. And they've had issues all along with him having what they call a leak around his vent, so neither of these were a big deal, but my adrenaline level hit the roof when the phone rang and I was up for quite a while after that. I mean, when the phone rings in the middle of the night you think something must be very very wrong.
Then they called again this morning for phone consent for a PICC line.
Hmmm... I thought a central line and a PICC line were the same thing. Regardless, we knew they were having problems with not having enough places for all his meds to go in, so now there are 3.
And now we're off to the hospital. More later.