Your child could become constipated (unable to have a bowel movement) if he does not drink enough fluids, does not eat enough fiber, or does not get enough exercise. Certain kinds of chemotherapy and other medicines also can cause constipation. To help correct constipation, try these ideas.
Medicines that you give into a muscle are called intramuscular (IM) injections. These injections (shots) are given into areas of the body called injection sites. The nurse will show you the steps for giving the shots and give you time to practice before you give an IM injection to your child.
Medicines you give just below the skin are called subcutaneous (subQ) injections (shots). These injections are given into special fatty areas of the body called injection sites. The nurse will show you the steps for giving the shots and give you time to practice before you give a subQ injection to your child.
The Eclipse® medicine device is an easy, safe, and portable way for you to infuse (give) intravenous (IV) medicines at home or away from the hospital. You use the Eclipse® device only one (1) time, and then throw it away.
Sometimes it may be necessary for you to give medicine to your child while you are away from the hospital. The medicine may be inside a syringe when you get it from a staff member, or you may have to withdraw the medicine from a small vial.