Friday, December 26, 2014

And the Central Line is Out!!

Jack had surgery this morning to remove his central line. The procedure went well and he's pretty happy it's out. He had a minor melt down when there was talk of an IV, but surgeon said it wasn't necessary, thank goodness! No stitches, he can shower on Sunday and the steri strips will fall off in a week or so. Easy peezy. Jack says he feels okay, no pain so far.

Little dude only clocked in at 40.2 lbs this morning, so he defiantly has a lot of weight to gain yet. He's doing good eating thanks to the appetite stimulant. It's a type of steroid, so not sure how long the doctor wants him on it. Maybe another month or two max. Our next appointment with our Oncologist at Children's is January 8th for labs and what not.

Now we have a long weekend of traveling to see family for Christmas. Last year we missed out on the big family get togethers, avoiding large crowds and germs. I'm still not thrilled at the idea of Jack being around anyone sick, but maybe that's my own paranoia.  I'm sure the first week Jack is back in school, he'll come home with something. ugh!

Pics: Jack's line removed this morning and Jack sitting with all his surgery bears. One for every surgery. That's nine little bears! 

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