Cedie Lynn Mock's Blog

Cedie Lynn was born on 6/16/05 in Memphis, TN. She arrived 6 wks early. Cedie spent the first 11 & 1/2 months in the hospital. Although she endured many surgeries and spent 2/3 of her life in hospitals, she was a very happy, beautiful little girl who was full of love and who was loved by everyone who met her in person and online. She now watches over all of us as our own little angel.

Friday, May 05, 2006

5/4/06- CT Scan- Scary Day

Cedie started out the day great. She was very happy and her CO2 was perfect. She weighed 6.95 kg (15.3 lbs). We expected the weightloss because she has been on diuretics all week in order to get all of the excessive fluids off of her lungs. She went down for her CT Scan around noon. They gave her some chlor. in order to keep her still for the scan. However, Cedie decided, instead of going to sleep like they planned, she was going to "blow kisses" and stick out her toungue at everyone! They said she was so silly!

Cedie had a bad reaction to the contrast die that the CT Scan technition inserted into her iv. Her arm started burning from the inside out. A few hours after the scan, her nurse found that her skin on that arm was peeling off and it was very red and swollen. Immediately after she saw this, she called the wound care nurse. The wound care nurse, the attending doctor, the pulmonologist, and the surgeons(they tend to all burn wounds) all came immediately. They put meds on her arm, elavated it (see pictures), and gave her some pain medication. She has to keep her arm in that "sling" for 24 hours. The nurses will keep putting meds and fresh dressings on it. They have to check her pulses every 30 minutes with a doppler in order to make sure the swelling is not cutting off circulation.

About 4 hours after all of this drama, Cedie was awake and feeling fine. She was bound and determined to get to that thumb! (her night nurse said she managed to get her thumb free twice!) After the intial shot of pain medication, she has not needed anything for the pain. Her arm looks like she had a sun burn. The surgeons say it is a partial 2nd degree burn and will have little to no scarring.


  • At 4:03 PM, May 06, 2006, Blogger Amy and Max McKinley said…

    Cedie, we think of you so often! So sorry to hear about your latest "episode" with the burn, that's one I have never heard of!!! :) Hope it is not causing you any discomfort.

    You are such a trooper...my lil' guy was in the hospital for six months and I thought that was LONG, but look at you beating his record. C'mon, let's get your lungs better, figure all this out and go home to your loving family!!!

    Love, Amy and Max (CHARGEr)

  • At 10:08 PM, May 10, 2006, Blogger elle said…

    think uve nearly beaten mine but ull never beat my friends that i know from hosp oens been in five years ones been in ten she lived in there she wastn really a friend but i knew her coz she was like the ward mascot LOL allwyas there when i was in if she knew i said that shed perobly smile to i rkon ive had trouble with ct dys to therezs the old one and the new one use the otehr one next time dotn know which one ive ahd trouble on mums had trouble witht he old one i think or maybe was the new one and i know soemone who went into cardiac arrest on dye think that was new one hope i have scared u


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