Monday, July 4, 2011

Sterile Car

Now that we have been home for a little while, we are starting to get a tiny bit adventurous and actually leave the house to enter the big bad world of germs.  Today we went to play putt-putt as a family, figuring it was safe to take Averi outside and strapped in a stroller.

As I stuck my head in the car to unbuckle Averi I noticed that she was once again playing with the top of her central line dressing.  She loves to comfort herself by fiddling with things and more times than not she pulls down the front of her shirt and picks at her conveniently placed dressing.  Lately we have been wondering what she will do once the line is removed.

So...not only had she been fiddling with her dressing while we were driving, but she had pulled it off all the way down to the site.  If she pulls it off a little we can always tape it back down until her next dressing change, but once the actual site is exposed and no longer sterile you are in trouble.

So I buckled her back in, drove back home, got a dressing change kit, and drove back to meet Dan and Kaili.  Now I don't know if you're aware of this but the parking lot of a putt-putt facility is not on the top ten list of sterile locations.  Given that knowledge, we pulled both car seats out of the back seat, closed the doors, and turned our back seat into a 'sterile' field.

Oh, and did I mention that this was my first dressing change to ever perform by myself?  I'll admit that it didn't look half bad when I was done, but I will definitely have the nurses look it over the next time we go in to the clinic.  If that's not an adventure, I don't know what is!


Cindy said...

Wow. Sounds like an adventure to me! And good job on the dressing!

Stephanie said...

Very adventurous!! I've been catching up on blogging again, so it was fun to read about everything and see pics and videos. I love the video of Averi going in for a kiss on you. :)