We had a new set of nurses yesterday who told us they had been "warned" that E is the cutest thing ever and that they would want to take her home. Just as predicted, everyone wanted to put her between two slices of whole wheat toast and eat her right up.
The transfusion itself went really well. Because E has teeny tiny veins with lots of scar tissue, she saw the IV Team right off the bat to get her line in. It took about 30 minutes of searching by an expert IV person with a fancy red light to find one, but when she did, she got it on the first try. We all breathed a sigh of relief. After that, things went really well. E only needed a small transfusion because after 4 weeks her hemoglobin was 10.4! For you hematology buffs, you know what that means. For the rest of you...that is AWESOME!
|Mama, what's up with these mitts they put on me?|
|What a minute...they are getting hot!|
|Hey, nurse...this cuff is a litte tight!|