Monday, December 15, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I've probably used that title each December since starting this blog. The sentiment remains. But, irony aside, Bo IS doing really awesome.

He had a skin infection at the site where his line exits his body. They can be serious and very dangerous if the bacteria travel into the tunnel around the exterior of the line. Because of that snug location, and the limited vascularization, if bacteria get in that tunnel area, it can cost the line, or worse.

We were very lucky that Bo is as sturdy and healthy as he is. His strong little body was able to slough it off with less occlusive dressings (sterile gauze and paper tape). It also helps that as sensitive as he is, now that he's 7, he can be reasoned with; so getting him to cooperate for showering off the site was way more feasible than it would have been at any time in the past.

We remain, gratefully yours,
Bo and family.