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Postby pinkfink9 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:35 pm

going in for 1st iv tomorrow... not looking forward to it much, but hopefully my teenwcf will feel alot better. any tips? :cyclopsani:
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Re: iv's

Postby airulea » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:51 pm

eat lots and drink lots of water - oh and don't forget to keep up exercise even though you're on ivs... i'm running up and down the stairs in hospital at the mo :)think it improves lung function quicker than just sitting in bed... though maybe it's different for everyone!
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Re: iv's

Postby cfirelandie » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:15 am

hi pink,
good luck to your pwcf with first iv's it can be quite scary at first but you learn very quickly. i'm presuming she will get a canula or long line in, just watch for stinging , redness or slight swelling at the needle site and if in doubt as the nurses to flush vein. i was completely stupid the first time i had iv's - i didn't realise that stinging was a sign the vein was gone and i said nothing for two days (i was in agony)until a pwcf friend came to visit (during the days when it was alloud)and he told me the vein was gone. nurses didn't notice how puffed my hand was?
did you receive my pm last week? just wondering as site wasn't working right. caroline
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Re: iv's

Postby pinkfink9 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:51 pm

no i have no pms. will get her moving around,goog tip, tallaght has a gym so she was down there today ;) cf nurses are great, diabetic nurses keep asking mad questions!!!! anyway so far so good....no telly though, gonna scrounge around and see if a reli has a spare, mines too big (bragger!!!) ;) thanks for the heads up on the vien thing. :)
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Re: iv's

Postby airulea » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:11 pm

maybe the cf nurses have some lying around. they brought one up to me in vincents at the start of the week. i was so surprised as i never got one before! apparently you just have to ask and if there is a spare one you will receive :mrgreen:
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Re: iv's

Postby pinkfink9 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:32 pm

the day after the 'hand puffin' story ellas hand puffed up and i was able to tell the nurse the problem LOL we got a telly of a relli. her pal in same ward has no telly.....outrageous!!!
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Re: iv's

Postby pinkfink9 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:04 am

at age does a pwcf go from tallaght to vincents????? i am dreading it :|
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Re: iv's

Postby Liam » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:22 pm

As far as I know it should take place around 18 but depending on the circumstances the transfer can be either side of this, eg so it wont be happening at the same time as state exams.
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Re: iv's

Postby cfirelandie » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:52 pm

hi,
as Liam said it usually happens around the 18yr mark but that varies depending on each individual circumstance. have you long before the move? if you are really concerned about the move and it is close you should probably be discussing it with your cf team to get it right for your pwcf. caroline
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Re: iv's

Postby pinkfink9 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:11 am

its not so close i had a feeling it was 16 phew!!! she is 16 in may. my dread is more towards the facilities than the medical side.
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Re: iv's

Postby Liam » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:55 pm

Is she doing the junior cert this year? It might be time to start planning for the change to adult clinic.
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Re: iv's

Postby pinkfink9 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:22 pm

no she is in transition.....what do you mean planning? planning what?
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Re: iv's

Postby Liam » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:37 am

As far as I know she could tranfer any time from now.
Last thing you want is that she transfers when she turns 18 and is in the middle of her leaving.
I know of a PWCF who was diagnosed at 15 (ish) and went straight to adult clinic and another who stayed in peads till she was almost 20 cos she didnt want to upset her schooling.
Maybe you should say it to the nurse at the next clinic.
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Re: iv's

Postby Pidley » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:16 pm

how do peeps
erm so transfareing from peds to adult eh?
id say get it over & done with, there is no point staying in a peds hosp been treated by peds doc's & nurses when ur a adult.

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Re: iv's

Postby Liam » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:40 pm

Ah yeah Pidley, but this girl wont be 16 till May.
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