Just a short update to let you all know what has been going on with Teresa's progress over the last few days. She did have surgery on Saturday morning to have the infected port removed. Despite our repeated attempts to tell them that she is nearly impossible to get a peripheral IV line on, the Anesthesiologist hurriedly stuck a little tiny IV catheter in her wrist and said it should get her through until they could put in another port this week. We knew it wouldn't last more than a few hours, but he insisted it was the best he could do for the time. Unfortunately, we were correct and it only lasted about 2 hours after she came back from surgery Saturday morning. The nursing staff then spent the rest of Saturday afternoon and evening trying to obtain a new site. Ultimately, a surgeon who was in the hospital at the time, came in and found a site in her left foot. The problem with IV's in the feet is they have HUGE potential for causing blood clots, which she's already had about a year ago. So, on Sunday morning, they took her back to the OR and put in a central line (an IV in one of the large veins in her neck) in order for her to continue to receive all her meds and IV fluids. This was very painful for her but it worked well.
This morning, trip number 3 to the OR finally got her a new port and got that pesky tube out of the side of her neck. And, if all is well through the night, and the blood cultures show the infection to be gone, we should be able to go HOME tomorrow.
Again, we can't thank you all enough for your kind words, thoughts, and especially your prayers. And for your patience in the Giveaway drawing. We will do the drawing as soon as we can get home and get settled (and lasso Bek in long enough to draw the names!).
Oh, I almost forgot, several people asked about talking to T for further information. She will read those as soon as she's able and will respond/contact and gladly answer what she can. Thanks, too, to all the new followers. She looks forward to being back and actually doing this stuff herself!