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Old 07-22-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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Procedure after death

My friend sadly lost her child through cot death recently.

She was talking to me about what happened after the death and says that there was a metal rod/tube that had been attached to her child's leg after they had got to the hospital. She says that she never asked what it was or why it was there but she still wonders.

I've done a search on the internet but cannot find any explanation. Can anyone suggest what this might be? I think it might bring her some comfort.

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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Re: Procedure after death

Sometimes with children it's hard to find an artery so they use like a cathedar to get to the femoral artery. This may be what she saw. I'm very sorry for her loss.

Old 07-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: Procedure after death

Thanks for this. Could I trouble you to ask what they might be using the catheter for?

I really think it will bring her a lot of peace to understand this part of the story

Many thanks

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Re: Procedure after death

It's simply for IV access, since children's veins are very difficult to access. To give meds, take blood for testing, etc.

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