Friday, August 15, 2008
Cathy had surgery this morning to have a direct port called an intraventricular fluid access device put in. They had trouble accessing a vein yesterday to administer her chemo, so they decided to do this surgery to help. Now they won't have to prick and poke her veins as much. This device is implanted under her skin and has direct access to her heart. Now, whenever they administer chemo or if in the future she needs blood drawn/given, it will go through this device. It was outpatient surgery, something that a lot of cancer patients have done, and she's feeling good. Cathy, Jack, and my dad are all heading up to Wisconsin to go camping for the weekend.