I wanted to show you how we prep Gavin for his IVIG Infusion. Before we can infuse Gavin, there are a few things that have to happen first. The total prep time takes about 45 minutes.
There are 3 medications that Gavin has to have on board, prior to beginning the actual IVIG infusion. These medications help Gavin’s body to accept the donor antibodies and minimize any side effects.
We start off by numbing the 3 injection sites with Lidocaine cream. This helps to make the process as painless as possible for Gavin. I actually do 4 sites in case one doesn’t work out.
Next he takes 500mg of Tylenol, 50mg of Benadryl and 4mg of Zofran.
The Tylenol helps prevent severe headaches that can happen both during and after the infusion. The Benadryl helps prevent an allergic reaction to the antibodies and the Zofran prevents him from vomiting.
Once these medications are in his system, we have to wait about 30 – 45 minutes for them to fully kick in.
Now we wait…..
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