Monday, October 5, 2009

Port Accessed

Today, The Boy got platelets; getting red blood cells tomorrow. It's that time of the week again, children.

Anyway, The Wife recorded a video of The Boy getting his port accessed. His port is a direct, stable line into veins. It allows for chemotherapy - and medications - to be delivered safely and efficiently into his system. It's better than a standard IV line because it's not dependent upon a needle in a vein; it's like adding a USB port to his body.

Here's a video of The Boy getting his port accessed. Warning: this is a medical procedure. There isn't any blood or violence or screaming or anything like that, but if you're squeemish, don't watch this. It is interesting to see what he has to go through, about two to three times per week.


Steve Schwarz said...

That's so awesome! When my dad had to go for treatment after treatment they suggested he get a port as opposed to sticking his hands over and over again, and after he got it he was like "Why didn't you guys tell me to get this weeks ago?! It's so easy."

Carrie said...

He is so darn cute!