methods of IVIG administration

August 17, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Hi Kim,

This is my first “reply to” so bear with me! I am a new member. My son, 17 was diagnosed with CIDP almost two years ago. Two visits ago, our pediatric Neurologist told us about experiemental Subcutaneous injections over a period of a week. Alot of teens are becomming involved. Normally, my son gets one large dose, once a month for approx. 8-10 hours. With the sub-cue, he would give it to himself over a period of 4 weeks. (I believe it was once a week for 1-2 hours at a time) He could do it at home and would be free of the infusions that take so long. Although the neurologist said there are no definitives, it did make it easier for the kids, and also, he said in some cases, it would help to eliminate the “crash” toward the end of the month when he is due to have his infusions.

Sounds good, BUT, my son couldn’t imagine giving himself injections, 😮 so he opted for the day long infusion.

Best Regards