My TPN Story

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TPN weight progress


i'm so glad to see you've gotten a bit better and a whole lot stronger! You and Jesse are both very strong people. I'm just glad to know that your doing better. Each day your here makes it better =) I hope this is over for you fast!

you and your wife are amazing people!
I will pray she gets better soon
the video is really inspiring!!!
- JD

wow, its amazing what u guys have to go through each day
it was hard to recognize her in that shot at the beginning where you showed her after the illness had hit, definitely inspirational to see you guys continuing on
- James
i'm watching it, i am so teary and moved right now, this is crazy
There's a little bit of sound too
you guys are super strong
that is some serious stuff, it's so sad, whoever watches that and not get emotional, something must be wrong with them. thank you for sharing.
- Ngoc
...[the] video was very cool, not morbid or depressing or any such things. That's great that your husband has been such a solid support system and I hope you guys can celebrate your first in good health.
- Jessie
Besides your intened message, this is quite a love story of the two of you. The whole thing is beautiful. Your daily dues are more than most people ever come accross, but we all have to do what we have to do. Thank goodness the technology is here today for Cassie. It is quite a lot to ask of someone, but if it does the trick, what a joy to have access to it.
My best to you both,
- Margie
Cassie uses the Power PICC Solo. PICC Stands for (peripherally inserted central catheter)

21,000 U.S DEATHS each year from PICC LINES

The Beacon Collaborative, formerly called The Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative, also reported a 66-percent decline in bloodstream infection caused by intravenous lines that lead to deep veins. These "central line-associated infections" cause up to 21,000 U.S. deaths each year, at a cost of $36,000 per infection, according to statistics cited by the collaborative.

The IV lines, which create an open gap in the skin, are easy paths of entry for bacteria, and a common cause of life-threatening blood infections -- called sepsis -- for hospitalized patients. Most patients in intensive care units have central venous catheters, which DeBaun called "very, very risky."

The decline in infections from these IV lines was credited to training health care workers to adhere to a set of simple procedures like adequate hand washing, as well as better monitoring for infections and optimal placement of the line. These sets of procedures are called "bundles," and it's critical that no step is missed to ensure the best outcome, DeBaun said.

"It's like making a cake," she explained. "You've got to have all the right ingredients, or it's not going to come out right."

San Jose Mecury News -05/08/2008

Cass says, "It's not that fun being fed through your veins."

Funny Quiznos Commercial

But let's watch this Quizno's commercial where this guy thinks that eating food isn't worth it and it's much better to and easier to be fed interveinously. This is something every gamer and lazy eater must have thought of at one point.

Note, the clear bag. He's probably only getting glucose and no nutrients.