Today marked the third time in a row that Gavin has done his own IVIG Infusion, start to finish. I can’t tell you how proud of him I am. When I look back 5 or 6 years, I remember how much he struggled with needles. It would literally take half a dozen people to draw his blood. The experience was awful for all of us but especially for Gavin.
Now he goes in and has his bloodwork done on his own while I wait in the car.
The last major obstacle he needed to overcome was starting his own IVIG Infusion and that required placing the needles into his belly. He’s wanted nothing to do with that until recently.
For the third time in a row, Gavin has done it all by himself. This is such a major accomplishment and a very important skill he must know because he will need these for the rest of his life.
While he did start the infusion on his own today, the infusion itself didn’t go so well. He did nothing wrong. It’s just one of those things that happens sometimes. Most of the time, his body does just fine with the process and other times, it has bad reactions.
This process infuses donor antibodies into Gavin’s body, in order to replace what his body doesn’t produce.
He’s doing just fine now and has had any lingering issues.. ☺