ok, as promised earlier here a few pictures and words about one of Vega’s blood draws, via port.
i guess it kind of speaks for itself, although Lyra did not take any pictures of the actual insertion or removal of the needle. it is not pleasant and Vega is always sobbing a little bit, but thanks to the numbing cream the pain is tolerable. Vega is very brave and never ever fights. it is as if she has an understanding of the necessity of all this. very admirable.
We removed the needle today so Vega is free this weekend, she has chemo due on monday when she will be accessed again.
on average she is accessed 4 days a week, and has at least one of these blood draws a day when the port is accessed.
please do feel free to leave comments and ask questions, i have been so deep into this for a few weeks now, i almost forgot that there was a time when i knew nothing about all this too!
i also doubt that my blogging frequency will be maintained at this level, i guess i just felt i was on a roll today.