Sunday, March 30, 2014

Day 2 - UNM Hospital, Nightmare



India had the worst pain attacks she's ever had in her life today. When it happened, they were so jolting that the physical reaction for those who were in the hospital room was frightening. And the pain didn't stop. She screamed in agony for most of the day, into the night and early morning.

I prepared myself at one point for my little girl to die. I could see the sparkle in her eyes disappear, She had never done that before.



Late in the evening, India began to moan. We realized that her IV had failed and the IV fluids were filling her wrist, hand and forearm with fluids. Her forearm began to look like a balloon.

So at 1:30 am, doctors and nurses were trying to place a new line. It took them hours and my child being stuck with needles over and over. They brought in an ultrasound to locate a good vein which didn't help.  A line was finally placed in India's shoulder.


Her arms are riddled with puncture marks from failed attempts to place an IV...