Naaman is getting a new port tomorrow.
He had an internal port, which was just removed due to infection. The internal port required a needle access each time it was used, and also was a single lumen, meaning just one line of meds/fluid/chemo could go in at one time.
Now that we’re high-rollers in relapse, we get a Broviac external port. There’s a nice description of the Broviac here.
Pros: It’s always accessed so one less poke. It is a double lumen so two meds/fluid/chemo can go in.
Cons: It’s always accessed so he will always have a line dangling from his chest. We aren’t supposed to lift him under the shoulders but he currently still can’t walk or stand. *He can’t get it wet.*
We knew Naaman’s summer would be limited but this seals the deal on pools, splash pad and beaches.
If all goes well tomorrow...
Naaman should come home this week. That would give him a sweet little break before 5/24 admission for chemo and 5/31 CAR-T infusion. Keep praying, Team Naaman!