Your child needs to be treated with intravenous medication. This means that their medicine will be given directly into a vein. Your child has had a cannula put in so that the medicine can be given in this way.
A cannula is a flexible plastic tube that is placed directly into a vein and secured in place. It will need to stay in place until your child’s course of medication is completed. The doctors have decided that your child is well enough to be allowed home in between doses of medication with the cannula in place. This leaflet is to explain how to care for your child’s cannula whilst at home.