It took eight days, but I was finally able to get the IV vancomycin. Thankfully, I had enough of my emergency supply to get my through it, but I’m very grateful it finally all went through and I was able to access the medication via ‘the system’.
It was an incredibly frustrating process, full of bureaucratic nightmares and multiple communication errors,
but in the end it was a success, and that is what is important…
Next time won’t be as difficult, because I’ll be in the system as an IV antibiotic user. They’re very nervous about IV antibiotics around here “don’t you know the first dose of Vanco is supposed to be given in a hospital???”
What?? You’ve been giving it to yourself at home? AND constituting it yourself? AND you accessed your own port? You know how to do that???
Yes yes yes yes and more yesses.
Greetings Canada. The crazy medical case of Tara Leigh K-M has arrived.
If you think this is crazy, we are just warming up…wait until I’m screaming in pain with normal imaging studies, begging to God for a surgeon to cut me open, then when one finally takes mercy on my soul and cuts me open,
to lo and behold find the problem no imaging or blood work even had the slightest detection,
Then we can talk crazy. This thing with the Vanco? That’s just a normal day in the life of Tara Leigh….
We are just getting started. But I am officially very grateful that the party has indeed begun….