did your baby have a "pic" line?

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Re : did your baby have a "pic" line?

Postby angelical » Wed Mar 10, 2004 01:11 pm

Aaron didn't have to have one, but I have heard of many other babies with them. It is a direct line in the artery that stays put, rather than having a ton of IVs all the time (I think).

Anybody out there with experience with this??

Sharel

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Sharel O'Connell
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did your baby have a "pic" line?

Postby meg » Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:18 am

I dont even know if I am spelling that right. They asked my sister this morning to sign consent for a pic line to be put in. They said it would greatly benifit him. They could give him lots of stuff he needs threw it and they plan to take the other lines out of his belly button after a week so they really need a line they can put stuff through. They said it carried a risk of infection and a few babies had even died from having it inserted. But they strongly suggested it so my sister consented. I guess its in by now.

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Elizabeth 7-3-01 ( NO PE)
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