So the rest of this week of home infusions didn't involve any problems. There was a different woman on Wednesday and Thursday, who didn't speak great English, but my Dutch was cooperating well enough. She was also great with talking to the pharmacy to make sure the equipment we need for next week will be delivered on a weekly basis. She was quite impressed with how helpful they were being She added the three-way valve to my wrist set-up, which is the piece which the pharmacy would have had trouble ordering. So basically that can be turned to either let fluids in or not. Very easy to add the IV line and do the pre-saline and post-heparine injections from syringes as well. She ran the IV at the highest dripping speed both days, which was fine with me. It feels a little cold going in, but not painful or even unpleasant. But that meant that there was plenty of time to drain the extra IV saline pack, which is nice for the OI She requested some additional items: a better box for the IV and related supplies, so she wouldn't have to dig around to find things, and disposable gloves. She didn't ask for the gloves until Thursday when I mentioned I had ME and Lyme ... no idea if that was the reason So we made an Ikea trip yesterday evening, used my disabled permit to park near the front door, and my fiance fetched a wheelchair so he could push me around for a while. We found a perfect box arrangement - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80179471/ with 4 of the boxes from http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00192631/ inside it, some of the small ones nested a bit in each other to keep them from sliding around: So now everything's visible, sorted out, and easy to grab. The box isn't very sturdy, but it zips up nicely and fits under my bed for storage over the weekends while I'm not getting infused. A different woman came today (Friday). Good English speaking, but happy to let me chat in Dutch too. I think she was a bit surprised that I wanted the catheter out today after the IV finished - she mentioned that the other patients are getting a different type of antibiotics 7 days per week. But since I'm not getting infusions for nearly 4 days in a row (95 hours - I counted ) and they have to be changed weekly anyhow, it makes sense to take it out before my 95-hour break. It's so nice to have full use of my hand and wrist again, and to take a shower! She also is interested in teaching me to do parts of the infusion myself, and had me inject the heparin after she attached the syringe to me. I think I can even do the attaching myself, one handed, if the tube attached to my hand isn't taped down to my arm. We can probably give that a try next week.