Monday, July 13, 2009

Meds, Meds, & More Meds

Cain's morning and evening consists of taking quite a few meds. Thank goodness these medications are available though. Right now he does great at taking his meds. He's been taking them since he was born so I guess he really doesn't know a difference. I know as he get's older he will probably be giving me a hard time with these medicines.

I thought I would share the med's Cain takes each day.

Each day he takes the following:
1) Lasix (furosemide)
2) Vasotec (enalapril)
3) Pepcid
4) Lovenox
5) Flovent

I'm sure his med's will change alot during his life. I'm just happy that he doesn't have to take anymore than he does already.

One of the med's Cain needs is an injection. We would have to stick Cain twice a day but thankfully there is something called an Insuflon that we are able to use. The insuflon is an infusion cannula that allows multiple subcutaneous (under the skin) injections through the same injection port. This allows us to give Cain the Lovenox medication through the Insuflon port rather than having to give him a shot twice a day. Thank goodness because I would hate to have to stick him twice a day. I have changed out the Insuflon port a time or two but I usually have Brad be the 'bad guy'.

Cain's Insuflon Port that we have change out weekly.

Yes Grandparents...I do realize I'm in trouble for not posting a picture of Cain with this blog. :)


Jacylann Nix said...

aww poor baby! but he is strong! and too stinkin cute!

Anonymous said...

I know the meds seem overwhelming now - I remember making a daily checklist to be sure I wouldn't forget anything! But the day is coming when it is just a few and no big deal! Keep a positive attitude and just make it a part of the routine and that's how he will think of it.

You are obviously doing a fabulous job! Cain looks fantastic! And I am so glad to hear your job situation is working out so wonderfully also!

Jennifer Schilling

The Banks Family said...

I can't imagine how you keep all the meds straight. I'd have to keep it written down what I had already given! Guess you've got a good system going by now tho!! And I bet the grandparents were happy enough seeing that precious chunky leg in that last pic! Nothing like a chubby baby leg to squeeze on!