When Lizze left the neurologists office this afternoon, she left with a little present called a hep lock. Basically, the hep lock is a 6 inch pieces of IV tubing coming of the catheter, that’s still in her arm.
This makes it easier and less painful with they start the IV on day 2.
I had to flush the hep lock out tonight and was really surprised to see that they were not using needless equipment. I thought everyone had pretty much switched over to needless.
Flushing her hep lock really took me back to doing my time in the ER for medic school.
I really miss those days…….but at least Lizze doesn’t need to be stuck again for the 2nd infusion. Hopefully, the port will remain in so Wednesday she won’t need stuck either. 🙂