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IVig home health vs inpatient

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8 years 3 months ago #53869 by mmcnatt
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So my dd has to have another round of IVig. Last time she was admitted (count was10k) and she had a severe nose bleed.

This am they could admit her to the outpatient unit that does the infusions for various reasons like cancer or ITP. Instead the doctor working the clinic today wants her to have home health do it. I told the nurse that I am in nursing school and this is my only day I am home. My husband has missed a ton of work already. The nurse is hoping the insurance will pay an agency that is able to do infusions to do it in their office, today would be awesome.

Just wondering what other parents have to go thru when it's time for IVig. Home health or Inpatient

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8 years 3 months ago #53872 by Sandi
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I only remember one person having IVIG at home. That was years ago. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that, so I don't have much to say. You have to do what you are comfortable with.
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8 years 3 months ago #53873 by mmcnatt
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Unfortunately it wasn't up to me. The doctor was pretty straight forward with the nurse about not admitting . We are at a home health office that does infusion treatment in office or at the home. It's okay, I guess. She is asleep. And I am trying to study the 100 drugs I have to know by Thursday.
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8 years 3 months ago #53876 by Sandi
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Well, it looks like it is working out well. :)

You sound just like my daughter. She is also in nursing school and has Pharmacology this semester.

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8 years 3 months ago #53878 by mmcnatt
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Poor thing is bored out of her mind. Still have a couple more hours of treatment. What fun. :blink:

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8 years 3 months ago #53880 by Sandi
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Can she watch TV? At least it's better than the hospital. For both of you!

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8 years 3 months ago #53881 by mmcnatt
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Yes but she likes to move around and can't do that with an IV. Thankfully, my dad came so she had a visitor as well as Taco Bell. Lol


Fingers crossed we don't have to revisit any time soon

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8 years 3 months ago #53882 by Sandi
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Good luck. I hope her counts respond and stay up!

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8 years 3 months ago #53884 by mmcnatt
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I sent her to school today. She's tired but felt like going. I wrote a note for No PE. (They already have her on a restricted PE activities due to her platelets) She wasn't happy about that.

I talked to the hemotology nurse this am. I told her the agency treated her like a princess and we had no complaints about them. But did not appreciate the Dr sending her out for treatment when the other doctors have talked about the infusion center at the children's hospital to her. While they did their best at the agency, it just wasn't kid friendly. She understood but she is caught in a hard spot between doctors. I will address the situation with the doctor we see next week. I only want them all to be on the same page. (3 doctors and a Nurse practitioner).

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