Not Much to Report Right Nowby
I do not have much to report right now, but here's what I can say:
Vivienne has started TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), as of 10pm yesterday. This seems to be improving her energy level, comfort...
Easter Holidays in Isolationby
Wills TPN and line free, off to investigate some trees
First daisy chain of the year
Back to the daisy chain
Wills enjoying some rough and tumble play with Hope (until his bag leaked...
Tomorrow will be better.by
with Patient X was changing his TPN bag. This links back to the communication aspect of our clinical focus... for everyone's meds, I let the TPN run dry. Big no-no. TPN includes lots of substances that bacteria...
'Keeping us on our toes'by
. He will probably go back onto a little TPN while we are increasing, just to keep his nutrition up. The team were wondering about going back on TPN because we thought his abnormal or 'deranged' as they call...
calorie density) and TPN was switched off!! If I had been able to blog yesterday... that this is normal. He had tried to push Wills a bit to get him off TPN as his liver was getting cross...
Square by Squareby
. There are no plans, we just take each day as it comes. He will remain on full TPN for the time being until the feeds are established. I can't wait for the day we take down his last bag of TPN. Once I knew we would not be home...
. He is also dehydrated and is back on 24 hour TPN with an extra 500 mls fluid - making over 4 litres a day! It looks like he will have to stay on at least 22 hours TPN from now on. Ideally, he needs 24 but the liver needs a break...
A Fine Lineby
has gone a bit off and he is currently on his TPN 24 hours a day and extra fluid overnight. We are really hoping... the TPN has been stopped and the line is clamped. There they breed, ready to be pushed back in greater...