Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thursday Evening Update
I just left the room of a smiling Courtney Blasius, she must have heard me describing some of my dorky videos from high school to Julie and Marty(I sure am glad there's no jerk blogging about me, putting up indecent photos and smarmy commentary). Court was breathing on her own for over an hour this afternoon when they turn the respirator down. The medical team had the machine turned back up to prepare for a minor surgery.
The surgeons at Fletcher Allen were able to insert two catheters called PICCs that will run from Courtney's arms to inside her heart. The PICCs serve as a direct channel for nurses to dispense medication. The process is safer from infection and can be used for longer periods of time.
I was able to make a few tweaks to the blog, we were overdue for a nice banner across the top. The next update may come tomorrow evening after I'm out of work. If there's any news in the meantime I'll be sure to post.