The End has finally arrived. Averi had her central line port taken out today!
We woke up early today for what should be her last trip to the OR for a very long time. It's funny, but we know one of the OR Nurse Practitioners by name and she always comes in to say hello and check up on Averi when she has a procedure done. She was SO glad to hear that we were finalizing the last step in being done with chemo.
I can't say that I'm going to miss this thing even a little bit. It has been more hassle than necessary and I am so glad to be rid of it and the worry of infection that goes with it.
The only big concern I had about today was the fact that they would have to start an IV and I remember all too well the time she came back from the OR with 14 holes. When I brought it up with the anesthesiologist he said they would try a few times and then possibly put one in her head. I told him I was totally fine with that and understood that even though they look horrid, they are easier to place and just as effective (and they wouldn't even have to shave a spot). Well guess what? After a few pokes they put it right on the side of her noggin. :)