Thursday, February 11, 2010
Good News! (again)
Another good report comes from this morning when I made the first needle "sticks" into Sabine's fistula in her arm. I was able to hit the veins (fistula) and all went well (I know Sabine was a little anxious, but I had received good training from the staff, watched a 2-hour video, and was rarin' and ready to go this morning. It will take a couple of weeks for me down this so there is a tunnel and then we can make the connection through the "buttonhole" with a blunt needle thereby reducing the chance of missing the vein and causing internal bleeding in the arm. So far, so good.
p.s. Second day note: arm looks good, no bleeding, no hematomas!
Thanks be to God!