Archive for March 26, 2009

More of the Same

Today has been a repeat of trouble with the wound vac (WV), and many phones calls to doctors, waiting for their Resident Assistants to call us back, and doing our best to make the WV work.  I found a 2″ long place where the tape had come loose, I retaped it and put special “glue” to seal the tiny leaks.  That worked for almost 2 hours.  The RN WV specialist came and made a quick repair on the tape this afternoon.  But it didn’t last.  Lymph fluid is gathering under the tape rather than going out the drain tube.  The tape comes loose and the machine loses pressure, and the beep,beep, beep begins…every few minutes. Then, we have to reset the machine.

It is past bedtime now.  Rather than stay up until 2 a.m. like I did last night trying to keep the WV working, we are going to remove the tape and the sponge.  I will put on a regular bandage to absorb the drainage for the night.  In the morning, I’ll put on a fresh bandage.  The WV specialist comes tomorrow afternoon to put in a new sponge, and tape it with special tape.  We thank you in advance for your prayers.  Please, pray that there will be no further difficulties with the WV. 

We still believe that Jesus was telling the truth when He said, “…Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11:9 – 10 — Anne and Dan

March 26, 2009 at 5:55 am 2 comments