Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday Afternoon

For all the TEAM DELANEY supporters out there and tomorrow being Sunday, 1 day before chemo starts we wanted to reflect on all that Delaney has endured. This is a list of procedures Delaney has gone through before her start with Chemotherapy on Monday Oct. 7th. "And though she be but little she is fierce", reminding us all how resilient the human spirit can be.

Delaney has.....

29 total days admitted to hospital
22 days in the PICU
2 operations (1 for brain tumor resection, 1 central line placement)
1 Biopsy for tumor
2 MRI scans
3 CT scans
1 EVD placement for CSF drainage
7 X-ray scans chest/abdominal
1 complete blood transfusion
1 lumbar puncture
6 IV placements (4 at one time)
1 arterial line placement
1 foley catheter
2 EKGs
1 echocardiogram
1 renogram for kidney function
4 sedations separate from operations (2 for MRI, 1 EVD removal, and 1 stitches removal)
2 NG tube (feeding tube) placements
2 surgical dressing changes
1 wheelchair for mobility challenges
4 transports by ambulance

This does not include the daily blood draws, hourly neurological checks, vital sign checks, daily medication administration, physical therapy, and occupational therapy

Thank you to all at Oakland Kaiser Hospital, The 10th floor pediatric team (PICU and Pedi Ward) and a huge thank you to the Pediatric Neurosurgery team.

Thank you for all the prayers, love, support, and encouragement for Delaney. GO TEAM DELANEY!

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