We began the new year with yet another IVIG Infusion for Gavin. He needs these twice a week because his immune system is severely compromised. These infusions literally keep him from succumbing to things that most people’s bodies will fighting off without them even knowing.
This is a very serious, life threatening condition and there is no cure.
In all the years we have been doing these infusions for Gavin, this is the first time that we’re going into a new year with Gavin performing this procedure completely independently.
This is such a major milestone for a kid who’s terrified of needles because this process requires him to stick two needles directly into his belly. He’s come such a long way and I’m so proud of him for learning to do this on his own. It’s so important that he be able to do this on his own because he will need to do this for the rest of his life.
This is a great way to ring in the New Year.. ☺