Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The next step- Port Surgery Today

Well, after a total of 12 sticks to get his last transfusion and much discussion & prayer, our son is getting a mediport today.

A mediport is a device that is placed on a main vein and stitched into muscle under the skin to provide easy access to his veins for bloodwork & transfusions.

Once he has his port we can get access to his veins on the first stick every time.  This will be huge for him, reducing the time he has to spend at the hematolgist's office and greatly reducing the trauma of multiple sticks/digs trying to access a vein.

 Here's my silly boy waiting for his surgery to start. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Fannie, Matt, Katie, & Chengbin 

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