After half an hour on oxygen, it was time to give Jasmine subcutaneous fluids. I’m a trained EMT with Phlebotomy and IV courses under my belt, so it wasn’t too terribly different from what I’m used to with people. To give a cat sub-q fluids (0.9% saline in this case), you first warm the fluid bag in a bowl of warm water so it’s not too much of a shock to poor kitty. Then, take a fat pinch of the skin at the shoulder blades, poke the needle in with the bevel up, and release the pinch. Make sure the needle didn’t poke out the other side or slip out. Slowly inject the liquid (no more than 50 cc at a time). It’s normal for them to leak some fluid from the puncture site for a little while. This plus the O2 should have my girl feeling better soon.
Toronto city council has approved the creation of three safe injection sites in the city.
Council voted 36-3 in favour of the motion at its meeting Thursday.
The Toronto Board of Health unanimously supported the creation of the sites in early July, and families of drug users have backed them, as well. Councillors were warned drug overdoses are going up in the city, and that something needs to be done about the public health issue.
The sites, which are aimed at providing a safe environment for drug users, are expected to be installed at three locations in the downtown core.
Both Toronto Mayor John Tory and Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders backed the creation of the sites, despite concerns from critics that they may encourage drug use.
Safe injection is already legal in Canada, as long as the federal government grants approval under Bill C-2. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott told CBC News in March that supervised injection sites are among a number of strategies the government has put forward to cope with drug abuse and overdose deaths.
The Toronto Board of Health recommended three sites, which the city plans to ask the province to fund, including the Toronto Public Health office near Dundas and Victoria streets, the South Riverdale Community Health Clinic and the Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre.
Now everything hurts and I’m exhausted, but DofE went better than the practice (aside from getting lost for an hour and a half)
And I know that for most people it’s not that big but I’m just so proud of myself for doing the injections! 😆 the last two times I haven’t been able to do it at first so I’ve had to have my mum or sister come in with me but today I just went in and despite a lot of tears and flinches, I managed to do it (with a friend distracting me). The only thing is that my arm still hurts 10 hours later and my sleeve is splatted with blood 😑
Okay, I’ve spent all day stressing because I got a small scrape at the barn and I was long past overdue for a tetanus booster, but needed to wait for my husband to get home because I am horrifically phobic of injections. Then I had to deal with actually going to the doctor and getting the injection and nearly passing out after getting it.
So, I need some retail/dragon therapy.
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You might remember that I posted another ACO headcanon stating that Alex now has aichmophobia (fear of needles/injections) due to the Ludovico Technique.
A Clockwork Orange headcanon: Alex has catagelophobia (fear of being humiliated) and cleisiophobia (fear of being locked in confined spaces). The latter was Ludovico Technique-induced, whereas he had the former the whole time, but was made worse by the Ludovico Technique.