|Eric preparing to stand|
In the afternoon we went for Eric's injections at the Stem Cell Institute. I asked them to take pictures of his lumbar puncture in his spine and they agreed. I also took a picture of the IV injection.
|Sterilizing Eric's back|
|Adding additional sterile protection|
|A needle with external fitting is inserted into the spine, then the injection needle with stem cells is inserted into the fitting.|
For the arm IV injection, a needle is inserted into the arm or hand. This has an external fitting so that the doctor can insert several vials of stem cells. Two vials were injected into Eric's arm.
|IV stem cell injection into the arm|