Friday, January 29, 2010

How easy is this (really!!)?

People are surprised when I:

1. Say Jordan is on IV meds
2. Tell them how easy it is!
So I figured I'd just show it-

This is all we need for one of Jordan's IV treatments!

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.

If you look closely, her baby has "owies" too. See the stickers? They are to decorate her bandages. Is this a sign Jordan has had a bit too much done to her lately??

Jordan is doing great and had another good day. She even asked for Culver's for lunch! Since she hasn't eaten much in the last 2 days, Jeremy and I got her a cheeseburger, fries and a custard. (See-we are working on those calories too)! She ate 1/2 her cheeseburger, some fries and some of her custard so VERY happy we decided to splurge and get it.

Until next time!


Sharon said...

Glad to hear things are going good...wish we lived closer, I could have helped with the calories this past week. We have cake balls coming out of our ears :) Pray that things keep getting better and better and that all of you can get some rest. Love Sharon

Stefenie said...

Glad to hear that Jordan is doing well.....and taking care of her baby's owies too. CUTE yet so sad!

Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

The Carter's said...

That's SO funny that Jordan's baby has had "owies" too! Ha!

I'm glad things are going pretty well. We've been thinking about you all a lot. The IV meds are MUCH easier looking than I would have imagined. Yay!

We'll be praying!

KoryO / Joey's Mom said...

I'll second that on the IV meds. I thought they would be much more complicated....thanks for easing my mind a little about them.

Glad to see she's improving, too. Way to go, little girl!