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

Postby jjbeck1 » Sun May 02, 2004 09:07 pm

by jjbeck1 (208 Posts), Sun May 02, 2004 09:07 pm

Ava did not need a PICC. She had several IVs though. I had a PICC and to be honest with you, had they suggested a PICC for AVA, I doubt I would have permitted it.
They do PICCs when IVs are frequently needed. They do get infected...I know many that it has happened to. I am sure though that they are keeping a close eye on Ethan.

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

Postby caitlynsmama » Tue May 04, 2004 08:07 am

by caitlynsmama (436 Posts), Tue May 04, 2004 08:07 am

Caitlyn had a pic line for the majority of her stay in the NICU. They took it out when she went up to the transitional nursery before going home. One of the hardest things I watched there was watching them put one in her head. Her poor skin was so bruised and thin at the time, it was the best place for it.

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