Sunday, June 04, 2006

The I.V. League

Tonight, during the ritual of giving Sparkey his IV fluids, Mary dubbed us "The I.V. League". Here's a photo of yours truly compressing a 1000 cc bag of Lactated Ringers in my fist to exert as much pressure as possible and keep the fluid flowing at the quickest possible rate. Since we're not going into a vein, I can run it as fast as I can make it go. With an 18-gauge needle, I can infuse 500 cc's in about 10 minutes if I squeeze the bag continuously. (Notice that I have my legs over Sparkey's front legs to keep him prone.)

---Keith, with kudos to Mary for the title

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Despite your legs over his to keep him prone -- that boy looks as content as a big fat lazy cat!