|"Let me at that Bipap"|
I got a PICC line today!!! A PICC line is a peripherally inserted central catheter, it's a form of IV access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (up to a year I guess). I usually get a PICC at the beginning of a hospital stay, but as I was so sick when I came in they just rammed the IV in. So now I have this purple thing in my arm:
|I just keep getting sexier and sexier|
I was actually supposed to attempt physio today, but as I was on the phone with the transplant physiotherapist, my nurse poked her head in the room and said they were ready to "PICC me". And as I know how long that can take we cancelled the physio. Later I talked to the CF physio guy and he needs to talk with the transplant physio girl to figure things out.
I ended up taking forever getting the PICC. I fell asleep waiting for the porter to bring me back to my room. The PICC insertion party was quite interesting. There are 5 additional spots where PICC guy tried to get it in.
Stupid, sneaky, crazy veins.
The good news I received later today: I get to stop the Bipap!!! They want to see how I do without it for a couple of nights. They'll then do another fun blood gas and see where my CO2 is. If good, no Bipap. If bad, stupid Bipap and I will keep on being roommates.
We ended up going to the Eaton Centre on my day pass as I wanted to check out some sneakers I've been contemplating exchanging some $$$ for. Completely my idea. We get there, I try them on and Brad, Ted and Judy love them. I say I love them and Brad grabs the box and says "Happy Birthday!"
|These just scream "Fun"|
He planned on getting them for me for my birthday on Wednesday. He was going to sneak off and buy them, but I kinda changed things for him. I LOVE them! Red is my favorite colour and hello!!! lime green laces!!?!?! Love :)
Everybody at physio will be so jealous.
We spent the rest of my get-out-of-jail-free pass relaxing at the condo. What I look forward to most on these passes is to see my little G-man. He's always so happy to see me, squeaking and tap dancing.
There is a rumor that I will be exiting this fantastical hotel by the end of the week. I don't want to get too excited but...