Friday, March 12, 2010
We got to the cottage early in order to reposition the machine, Sabine's armrest -- logisitics and supplies. So we were ready to go when our nursing team arrived.
Let me first say that I thought this was going to be easy -- I mean, how can you miss a big vein? Turns out, "often."
Well, it wasn't too bad. I made the first connect (arterial) on my first stick. But then the elusive upper part of the fistula (and narrower) became, again, challenging. A couple of needles, some deep breaths, another attack, palpate the vein, and then EUREKA -- connection.
All went well during the treatment and now I am breathing easier!
Tomorrow I am on my own (but with Sabine's encouragement!).
Oh yes, another positive note: Sabine is scheduled to have the tunnel catheter removed at the end of this month (those plastic tubes she has had in her neck for two years) -- think swimming, canoeing!