So far, Barbara has been through a failed attempt at a PICC line placement, and a failed attempt at a central line placement in her neck. She’s got a fever, which means some of the infection from the existing central line is starting to spread. The only solution to that is to pull that line, but they have to successfully place a new line first.
She is going to be sent out to either Hermann or Methodist for Interventional Radiology to do ultra-sound guided insertion of a new line. As to whether it will end up being a PICC, central, or subclavian is, at this point, anyone’s guess.
ETA: Time and place – 7:15 am Monday at Methodist.
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