There is 2 syringes of saline, a syringe of Heparin, a 'grenade' of meds and a backpack. That is all!
This is all that is needed to give Jordan her IV meds! It is pressurized so no pumps, no need for batteries or electricity, no big scary machines that beep at all times of the day and night! Jordan carries this around so she's not required to lay or sit down to give her meds. This takes about an hour and a half so getting her to do that 3 times a day would be crazy (her 4th treatment at 2AM so she's sleeping when she gets it). The backpack make it easy to travel with-just stick everything in the little backpack and she's off! It was a GREAT thing when we were at the hospital Wednesday night trying to get her PICC line re-dressed! Just hooked her up and we were in business!
The only thing that makes me a bit nervous now is how cool the med is and the Heparin. The med has to be refrigerated and we have to take it out well beforehand to get it to room temp. Otherwise Jordan gets a chill when it is being infused. The Heparin can be dangerous if given too much BUT we found out that for her size, she can have A LOT more than what she gets through her IV. The Heparin is to make sure nothing clots off in the line.