Category: IVIG Infusion

Unfortunately, I had to teach Gavin a lesson this morning

Unfortunately, Gavin’s having to learn a lesson this morning. Every Monday and Friday morning, Gavin needs his IVIG infusion. This is something he’ll have to do for the rest of his life. It’s not something that gets better and it’s only likely to get worse over time. We have a rule that Gavin must do …

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Gavin’s doing better in this area

I know Gavin struggles in most areas of his life. That’s just the reality of the situation and I won’t sugar coat or spin that. It’s frustrating as his parent because I find myself having to micromanage is life and I don’t want to be doing that. Having said that, I have a spot of …

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Emotionally absorbing another heartbreaking struggle, it must be Monday

As with every Monday and Friday for so many years now, Gavin needed his IVIG infusion this morning. Once again, Gavin put the supplies together in order to receive what essentially amounts to an antibody transfusion. This is only necessary because his body is unable to produce the necessary immunoglobulins needed to fight off infection. …

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Gavin’s #IVIG infusion was a very frustrating experience today

So Gavin’s medication arrived. We went through the newly received supplies and figured out how to draw up the new solution. Previously, we were using 3, 10cc vials for a total of 30cc’s of solution. With the new medication, there are 2 vials total. The first vial contains 10cc’s and the second contains 5cc’s. That …

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It’s a HUGE day for us and here’s why

After weeks of stress, worry, fear, frustration, anger and exhaustion, we should finally see Gavin’s IVIG infusion medication arrive today. We don’t have a specific time but it’s supposed to be before lunch. I can’t totally exhale until they actually arrive because this has been a serialistic nightmare this far. There have been a few …

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The best news we’ve had in a month

I received a call from Akron Children’s Home Health, the pharmacy we get Gavin’s IVIG infusion medication and supplies from. Everything is set and Gavin should have his new medication on Thursday morning. There was a slight delay because apparently, there were special contracts that needed to be signed in order for them to even …

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