Here are some random pictures of Miss Bella.
This is what Arabella’s PIC line looks like under the bandage. It looks like a small white plastic airplane that has been sewn into her skin – three stitches to be exact and obviously the non-dissolving kind. A tube goes about 11 cm’s from this point to right above her heart.
Every Wednesday the dressing gets changed. They DON’T want the PIC line to get infected. I love the PIC line! Bella has labs every morning and has many IV medications. Before the PIC line, they came in every morning and cut her heel and squeezed blood drop by drop out of her. At this point, you can’t even touch her feet without her getting upset. Now, they draw it from the PIC line and there is NO pain at all! With her IV meds, she obviously had to have an IV – but after about 2 days, the IV would go bad and they would have to restick her. She is a terrible stick. It took forever and involved lots of crying. Now – no more of that! What a blessing! This is Arabella after her dressing had been changed. She is now a princess!
More hair shots: before and after