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(reply to Anonymous)

It breaks my heart to see that children have had to go throught this awful infection. I am seeing that children get a pic line where I had to have a hickman cath. I don't know if it is an age thing or if it is somthing my infectious disease physician preferred over a pic line. I had it for 40 days.

I fully understand the fear of a return of it. I recently had to have dental work done, and I was horrified. Thankfully the Dentist I use immediately put me on antibiotics. I have to have gas to even clean my teeth. My jaw will not open to wide. Without the gas, I would have never made it through the root canal.

The sad part is that it is hidden from the world as far as them not being able to see that something is physically wrong with you. But you know it is there and the pain becomes unbearable. I can understand your pain as a mother because my oldest son had a horrible accident that took 3 months to recover from. It is different when it is you, and it is your child. You feel totally helpless as your child goes through the pain of this horrible infection and all you can do is try to keep them comfortable (impossible), and pray.

So glad to hear she is on the other side, and I will definitely pray that your daughter does not have a return or any further problems from this. God Bless you all.


June 8, 2011 - 7:27am


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