We unplugged jaylake from the chemo pump this afternoon.
It was complicated, yet also straightforward. These are the instructions:
You don’t need to read them, I’m just showing you how many steps are involved with pulling out a needle.
We had to turn off the pump; wash our hands and put on gloves; pull off the tape (to great angst and agony on his part, and fervent promises to shave said skin before the next time); wipe things down; unhook other things; flush and wipe and unhook further and bandage and all manner of steps.
After shelly_rae flushed the line with saline, I flushed it with heparin:
Ultimately, the needle came out:
Week 1 of 12, down. Further documentation over at jaylake’s place…