Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dead veins

Peters veins have finally given up. they cant get blood out of him for co-ag tests (twice weekly). They attempted to get blood 6 times, twice out of his foot!! So he is now on fingerpricks tests for his anti-coagulant tests. but even that failed yesterday. 5 finger pricks, and no reading. So what next? ah ha, we heated up his hands, (with the aid of my gothic style fingerless gloves), and tried with a tiny needle and a syringe. So they managed to get enough for yestedays blood tests. (for those that are interested his INR level was fine, so no adjustments are to made to his warfain meds.

Hopefully things will improve soon on the blood situation.

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