Okay, so the meds. Ridge gets most of his meds at 9 AM and 9 PM. He has an extra med on the weekends- a prophylactic antibiotic (bc his immune system is weakened bc of the steroids). One of his meds he also gets at 3 AM and 3 PM, in addition to the 9 AM/PM. His Octreotide is changed aroun 4-5 PM each day. I check his hgb around 9 AM. Shoot, I need to post pics of all THAT too. One day. But today, the meds:
Here's the lineup: starting w/ top left and working my way down and back up and down, etc.... med cup, bottle of sterile water, prevacid tablet, box of caffeine, vitamin drops, big bottle is amicar, bactrim (antibiotic), carafate, steroid
ridgey waiting on all the meds, and also there are some pics of the meds all drawn up into their syringes....
and finally,our bag of D5 and the little syringe of Octreotide we shoot into that bag. You see those 2 syringes? I only inject one into the bag of D5. that's all it takes to control ridge's bleeding (well and the other slew of meds above)...but only that little .2 mcg into that big bag of 250 mls of D5. that's it.
don't you feel smarter?