Check into home infusions. Walgreens bought a home nursing company and they do home infusions for IVIG. I use to drive 1.25hrs to and from the Infusion Center, two days every three weeks until I learned about this. It has cut down five hours of driving for me. I am in the Dallas area. I would think the Houston area would have the same thing available.
I had home infusions for IVIG & solumedrol from June of 2002-Dec of 2002, then continued with the home solumedrol infusions until Feb of 2004. I was taken off of IVIG the end of 2002 because that is when I started on cytoxan for my CIDP. Anyways, I loved having my infusions at home. I had the same nurse almost the entire time & we bonded very well. I was able to be infused in 2 hours 10 minutes (weighed around 136# at the time), so we would visit a little & then just watch TV together. I never had any kind of reactions to my weekly IVIG infusions, ever.
I actually ran into my home health care nurse for the first time since Feb of 2004 a few weeks ago at a local restaurant. Since I was basically a quad the entire time she treated me, she said it was so weird to see me walking into the restaurant. When she came over to vist, I was so suprised to realize that I was taller than her, as she had always seemed so tall to me. Anyways, it was really good to see her & to catch up on our families & gossip…