A not-so-herbal infusion
August 15, 2012 1 Comment
I got my PICC line yesterday, and had my first dose of rocephin (the anti-Lyme nuclear weapon), which also includes a flush of heparin – it’s interesting to me that the precise biological function, let alone mechanism of action, are unknown there.
Both times, I had significant vasovagal response – my blood pressure dropped spectacularly and I got both a sudden temperature drop and flop sweat. Yuck.
So far, I can say that this hurts like a &$@;€%¥.
I’m grateful, as I always am, for Sarah: in this case it’s because she has no squeamishness whatsoever and is willing to infuse me and fool with this thing.