Welcome to Home Infusion

Today was the first day of home nursing care. Part of my treatment involves getting magnesium infusions. The Prograf that I take as anti-rejection medicine causes me to have a magnesium deficiency. I need to have a 2-hour magnesium infusion every day, so the nurse came by today to train Lisa and I on how to use the IV pump, and how to flush and maintain my trifusion catheter. The process is relatively straight-forward. They plan to have a nurse come out on Saturday and Sunday for additional training. After that we should be able to maintain the pump on our own. I need to go into the hospital periodically to have the dressing changed on my PICC line. I can’t get this area of my arm wet so it looks grimy!

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I am a cancer survivor and 2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate. I reside in Southfield, Michigan with my wife and two kids.

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