Friday, January 30, 2009
Kayla's new port-a-cath!
Tuesday Kayla couldn't get chemo because her white blood cells and her hemoglobin were down. So her doctor decided to make her port-a-cath surgery appointment. Jimmy already has one so I wasn't too worried. So we made the appointment the surgeon said that if her levels were not high enough, that she would not go ahead with the surgery.
Wednesday we got Kayla a new bike so that she could work off some of the weight that she had gained when she was on steroids.
She was so excited to ride it and couldn't wait to get her pads and helmet on. She did about 50 laps around the patio before she needed a rest.
Today she got her port a cath. We spent the night in Loma Linda b/c Kayla's surgery time was 6 AM. From my grandma's house it takes 2 hours to get to Loma Linda. That means that we would have had to get up at 3 to get out of the house on time. So anyway we spent the night in LL and got to the hospital in time. They needed to test her blood to make sure that her levels were high enough to do surgery and we had to wait an hour and a half for the results. Five minutes before the surgery time they said that it was a go.
Kayla now has her port-a-cath. No more Picc line!!!!! woo hoo!
She is very sore and doesn't want us to touch her or help her do anything. She should fell better in about a week or so.
(the orange stuff on her in the picture is iodine)