A gnarly line infection has landed Joshua in the hospital. His surgeon wants to try to clear the line of the infection before we pull it and replace with a new one. But, in speaking with the Infectious Disease doctor today, there may be an alternative.
He doesn't want to run TPN through the infected line. So tomorrow night we're running regular IV fluids through a peripheral line. His thinking is why don't we try pulling the line all together and seeing just how well Joshua can do without TPN?
Worst case scenario, we put the line back in, which we'll have to do anyway if this stubborn bug doesn't clear.
Our GI will have to call the shots, but I'm thinking it's worth a try?