Jan 31, 2013 - 5:35 pm
On Tuesday morning Dan had his double lumen PICC line inserted.
On Tuesday night for 16 hours his first TPN ran over night, Tuesday morning, it flushes, it's put away until 4:30, when it doesn't work. It was blocked.
On Wednesday night, we try to flush the first line again, no luck. We run the 16 hr TPN in the second line with no issue.
This morning (Thursday) the nurse arrives. She attempts to flush line #1, and does so without issue, draws blood back, and flushes with two syringes. Then she disconnected the TPN for me before she changed his dressings. Then she takes his status, makes her notes, draws his blood, etc... then says, just for good measure let me flush the first line again.. and can't.
This afternoon, before the nursing staff goes home, I tried to flush line #2.. and can't.. and then line #1 and can't.. and now I have TPN warming on the table with no line to run it into. The nurses are calling the dr and trying to figure out a plan.. at least a nurse will be on her way (I hope). It is quitting time for them.
I thought this plan was going to work well! Afterall, the good news is that Dan has gained 2.5 lbs after 4 liters over 2 days! Yeah, we are headed in the correct direction! Hopefully we will be able to keep it up.
Has anyone here had issues with their Central Lines like this? or is Dan just as extra special as I think he is :) ?