The important things first...Brady continues to be on the road to a great recovery! I opted to not have the home nurse come today and instead took on changing his Broviac dressing myself. I used to have the nurse do it because she had to come for blood draws anyway. Since Brady doesn't need his blood drawn right now, I figured I would do the dressing change. I have only done it 2 or 3 times before so I'm always nervous. I'm not the best at keeping a sterile field:( Matt has to hold Brady down as I do it becuase he just detests the whole process. The hardest part for him is pulling off the old dressing. I think his skin is starting to break down a little, so I know it feels raw. Then I have to clean the area and he just screams, "ouch!" Totally heartbreaking, I hate doing it, but it has to be done. We made it through, and hopefully if the scans show things are stable, he can have the surgery to take the Broviac out! Won't that be a great day!
Another update: Our little friend Nathaniel made it through his surgery in 5 hours. I haven't gotten a recent update, but sounds like things went smoothly, and like Brady the main tumor was removed.
On a lighter note...I've entered a blogging contest. The grandprize is a laptop computer (woo-hoo!) and some free blog publicity. It's an exciting opportunity to share Brady's story, our faith, and raise awareness about NB. Entering is kind of tricky, but I only need 10 nominations to take part (the more the better though). I need the nominations by Sunday night!
Here are the steps:
1. Go to http://community.momlogic.com/profile/MeganWilliams (this is my profile page)
2. Scroll down to Comment Wall.
3. Leave me a comment that says something like "I nominate your blog for the Mother of all Bloggers Contest." You can add your own additional comments as well. I'm trying to focus on the fact that my blog has a heart and a cause!
4. I'm pretty sure you have to join MomLogic in order to leave a comment. I'm new to the site, but it seems like a cool online community of moms.
I appreciate your help and support!