Saturday, June 30, 2012

PICC Line Blood Draw

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One good thing about having a PICC line is the ability to draw blood straight from the line. While on IV antibiotics I have to have labs drawn three times a week, mostly to keep an eye on kidney function.  It is so much easier to have labs drawn from the line then having to be poked.  Here is a video of blood being drawn from my line this morning.

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  1. Hi Colleen, sorry to hear about the tune up :( Knocking on wood now......I have yet to ever have one and I hope to keep it that way for a long time. Stay positive and let those meds kick butt!!!

    So I thought I would give you an update on my HTS...I posted a comment back on your HTS post a couple weeks ago remember we have the same mutations :). (Your my sister from another mother :) hahaha) I have been using HTS for over a week now. I really love it and it makes me cough like no end when I use it.

    I vest twice a day once when I get up and once before bed. I only use HTS in the morning. One night I tried to use it before bed while vesting and that was a no no. I coughed through the night. To be honest, I wish my doctor suggested I use HTS earlier on. Like when it first came out!!! I truly feel great since I started using this. I feel full of energy I cough less through the day and my lungs feel much cleaner :)

    Get well soon Colleen and stay positive!!

    Take Care
    John

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