Romy left the hospital today with a PICC line in his left arm. It's a catheter that was inserted into his bronchial vein. The PICC specialist used ultrasound to guide the catheter from Romy's bicep all the way to his heart. Now Romy could get IV antibiotics at home.
Happy to have some real food now finally and get out of bed to eat! The board behind Romy lists the nurses on duty and the last time he had his pain medication (dilaudid, 7 times stronger than morphine!).
This morning I took Romy to the E.R. at Alta Bates because he was having pain in his abdomen. When they did the CT scan, the doctors figured out Romy's appendix had ruptured! Notice the pictures from last week, Romy looked totally fine and was doing everything like normal. He's had some mild pain for the past few days but no other signs of appendicitis, like a fever, nausea, etc. The doctors are stumped!