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yet again today i came over all funny when in Peters room. its the IV lines in. This has happened before, and i hate it. i feel all faint and sick when i see them. help me.
it started when he was first dx with his heart condition, and i came in one morning and his IV line was leaking into the bandage. i called his nurse in and she removed the bandage and the needle had actually come loose and was coming out and all bent on his hand. i almost fainted and had to go stick my head out of the window in case i threw up. since then i have struggled with lines etc.
if it's any help, they're not actually needles! The bit that sits in a vein is a fine plastic tube, quite soft and flexible. You have to use a nedle to insert them, but then throw it away when the job's done.
How about asking a nurse to show you an unused one? As soon as the needle is out, they're quite safe!
as far as i know yes, it all seems to going swimmingly now. the pump is out which was like a mini lvad, so am assuming heart isnt as stiff and is working well. surgeons said output was very good reading so all looking ok now.
bubble, seeing his chest rise and fall, and the normal beating on his chest was amazing. after seeing a mechanicial 'jolt' for the last two years seeing a normal chest moving was like a miracle. really really amazing.