Hickman line tomorrow morning

Little Wateen received a mother’s kiss on her cheek this afternoon as we visited her in the Children’s Ward of Hadassah Hospital. Wateen is feeding better and doing well but much work remains to be done in this little baby girl’s life.

Tomorrow morning a Hickman line will be inserted through Wateen’s neck vein directly to her heart, as seen in the diagram below. The doctor said it is risky but necessary due to the large volume of blood samples they will be needing from such a little baby. Wateen’s genetic condition, kidney troubles and other medical issues will require frequent and larger amounts of blood draws in order for the doctors to better analyze and help and even to feed her apparently through this line.

The application will be made tomorrow morning at Hadassah Hospital. Your prayers for both Wateen and her mother are appreciated.