Finally a little bit of progress!
We've got the oxygen off, including the canula, the old piv out and a new picc (peripherally inserted central catheter) line in, no blood draws today, and two successful dressing changes on the packed incision. Drew did very well during the placement of the picc line and all they gave him was fentanyl and benadryl. He was able to hold very still for the 45 minute procedure and everyone was pleased with him. It was difficult for me. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need years of counseling after this hospital stay.
Drew's buddy Jacob came to visit today and it was all he could talk about since yesterday. Unfortunately Drew wore himself out playing this morning and slept for about the first two hours that Jacob was here. Then he had to have his picc line procedure. We finally got to play with Jacob in the playroom at from 6:30 to 8:00. Drew has been so much more himself this afternoon. I think it really did him good to have his friend here and spend more time out of his bed. He was even walking around a little from table to table.