Saturday, February 13, 2010
Home Health Visit (warning...pics of tubes)
On Friday we were visited by Intermountain Home Health. They taught me how to flush Spencer's lumen (yikes) and how to dress his port. I am supposed to flush both lumen (the two cords hanging down) with first saline and then Heparin, to clean and prevent clotting within the tubes. It seems a little overwhelming to me now just because I am injecting this stuff into my son. Directly into his vein. Almost makes me sick (you would never know that I am going to school to be a nurse). It is just all so different when it is your own child. No mistakes. He did a great job letting them clean him and change his dressings, but don't get me wrong he was terrified. He was anticipating pain (since that is all he has been dished out the last few weeks!) but I think pleasantly surprised to know that it was no big deal. Dylan and Amy, the RN's, were super nice and did a fabulous job. It turns out that Dylan helped are friend Haley when she was going through Chemo, as well.
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