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Old 01-17-2007, 05:53 AM   #1
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YAY!!!!! We're approved for home nursing!!!!

The call came yesterday and our nurse starts TODAY! At almost 9pm the home health van came by with our IV pump, IV solution, syringes, flush kit, pre-meds etc etc. So the baby gets his IV infusion at HOME starting TODAY! WOOHOO!
His nurse sounds SO sweet! She says after today she won't need my help. That she takes care of it all and stays with him and keeps him from ripping the IV out of his port etc. That she'll be his designated playmate for the 4 hours she's here
It should be so much easier on Lochlan, and the rest of us too.
I'm having another baby next month so the timing is nice. The best part though is that once he's established he can get his IV antibiotics at home too. So we could go months and months without any hospital stays!!! I'm SO excited about that! With home IV's and our nebulizer (breathing) we can handle most of his illnesses here now.

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Old 01-17-2007, 06:00 AM   #2
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That is great mama!!
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it was a rough start yesterday... he pulled one out and one needle was bad and then we were out of the right size needles. So 3rd try was a needle thats too short, and then we got it right. Once he was accessed and his IV was flowing though it went really well. He's such a great kid, just nursed and then sat in my lap for the next 3 hours.
He'll be TWO in a few days, he's getting so big.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:54 AM   #5
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that is wonderful news! im so glad you aren't going to have to go back and forth to the hospital. it will be so nice for him to get his treatments in a place he is comfortable and you don't have to worry about him (or the new baby) being exposed to hospital germs. what a relief, im sure! great news.
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