Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tysabri Infusion #1
Yesterday, I had my first Tysabri infusion. I also signed up for the TYGRIS study.
The infusion nurse had a few problems getting the IV needle into my vein. After two tries on my right arm, she had success on my left arm. Jane is a marvelous nurse and very good starting IV's, but my veins don't cooperate and this wasn't the first time that there were problems.
The Tysabri IV ran for an hour, then I was given normal saline for an hour while being watched and checked for any side effects. Luckily I didn't have any side effects, so was released to go home.
I did get a slight headache yesterday evening and Tylenol helped that. I also got a queasy stomach and sipping seltzer helped that.
No improvement yet, not that I expected a miraculous cure after the first infusion!
The picture was taken at a Nature Preserve in SC. I was very proud of myself for walking up and back down the path, and for getting up and down all those stairs. With Montana by my side, I feel safe and confident. He is one fantastic dog!