The Redpolls left just ahead of the warm front that visited us. Eighty pounds of thistle seed later they have deserted us.
It was a week. One difficult situation after another.
I wish I was an Ostrich…don’t they bury their heads in the sand until everything is back to normal?
Far Guy said “Hey I am proud of you, you were stressed out but didn’t fall asleep on me.”
During the infusion this week I could push saline through his port but once the IV was hung (gravity flow) there wasn’t enough of a hole in the fibrous tissue that has grown over the end of the catheter in his vein to drip even one drop. The drop just hung there ready to drip but was held frozen in time. Once the protein is mixed it must be administered within three hours. His port was accessed twice last week and has been properly cared for. His body must be working overtime to cover up the foreign object that is in his body. We ended up at the infusion center where of course they cannot hang outside meds…but they could do an IV for him ( and I administered the protein) while they tried to access his port, he had a dose of Cathflow( he has standing orders for that) anyways that sat in the catheter about two hours with no results.
The Surgeon will see him Monday. We have a back up plan that may work. We will see. I guess I need to become IV Certified….not something I really want to do…but I can access a port now and I thought that would be a big deal too…and it isn’t when the port works correctly.
He has had this Bard Port-a-cath since June of 2015 seven months plus with no problems. Going to surgery every seven months seems a bit scary to me. Not only that but what are these clot busters doing to his body and or blood? He had clot busters on January 4 and again February 18…every six weeks? I am not a Doctor but there must be something wrong with this picture.
Friday his computer was corrupted by some super virus. HP is working on it, and luckily he had back upped his computer. This computer was brand new December 15 2015…so it is only two months old. Did you know that warranties are voided if you have a virus. Me neither. He runs Virus Software daily. Time will tell if it is repaired or not.