I will also add an answer to prayers today too. The nurse practitioner did not want to use the central or arterial IV to leave them open in case they were needed in an emergency. So she needed to add another IV line in her other arm. She put the rubber tie around her arm to restrict blood flow and then tried to find a vein to work with. She felt and felt and felt around and finally tried a spot and missed and without pulling the needle out was digging around for the vein in her arm. I started crying and had to go to the back of her room to not watch but just pray. I know how that hurts when they go digging for a vein. The poor nurse was sweating it out trying to find this. She pulled the needle out, gently rubbed the arm down and searched again. I'm still crying uncontrollably, hormones are still to blame here too, and I start to pray again, knowing that many have and are praying too. The next words I hear her say a few minutes later when she tried again were, "It's a miracle! I wasn't even sure that was the right spot, but got it the 1st try! What a miracle!" When I heard her say it was a miracle twice I started crying even more, but happy tears. God guided her hand and allowed her to find it the 2nd time. :o) I just want to say thank you for all the prayers that help even in smaller things she's going through.
Here's a picture of her now with IV's in both arms and some pictures of my inlaws coming to visit tonight! :o) So, so, so good to see them all...Mom, Joe and Cathie. Plus the picture of the deer running down Euclid Avenue as we were waiting for the shuttle tonight. Just a little out of his comfort zone. It's a little blurry but he's in there.
Her IV's in both arms and what Grampa Joe said when he saw her like this, "Rudolf the Red Toed Reindeer." :o)
Cayla's Aunt Cathie
Grandma and Grandpa
The deer on Euclid Avenue...