Friday, March 6, 2009

Short Lasting IV

Although Gary didn't like the idea of the mediport. He is already missing it. It is an easy way to give blood, get medication, blood products etc. It is accessed once and then "good to go" until discharge. They are now using an IV for infusion of medication. It is supposed to last about 4 days. Gary's blew out this afternoon in less than 24 hours. How did we know? Blood started coming out, I wont say gushing but enough. Hopefully this new one will last a few days.
We took a walk down the hallway- didn't like having him out in the sea of germs but he needed a little fieldtrip. Another disadvantage of IV is that it beeps alot with little movement.


Anonymous said...

Hi Gary, Tammy and kids,

Just a brief note to let you know Sue and I are thinking of you often and you're in our prayers. Gary, I miss our duels of wit and humor. As for your current "follicly challenged" state... you're in great company. Michael Jordan, Bruce Willis, Howie Mandel, Vin Diesel, Andre Agassi... all very cool cats.

Be strong, and please let us know if we can help in any way!

See you soon! JD

The Lawlers said...

Hang in there Gary!

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Lawlers

heidi said...

Thanks for the medical education! We are learning a lot and hitting your blog page all the time for updates. Praying and thinking of you all constantly. Get well and we'll have a party with a chocolate fountain to celebrate. We'll even let you dip the cheese curls first this time.

Love from the Sickles