My name is David and I’m 6 years old and in Year 1 at Weld Square Primary School. I have a little brother Oliver who’s 5 and is in kindy.
I like to play with my friends. I especially like running and playing “it”. I also like to play soccer because I really like running back and stopping the goals.
I had to get my PICC line because I couldn’t get rid of my cough myself and needed extra antibiotics to help me.
My mum asked if the education officer from Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia could come and visit my class and explain about CF and PICC lines to the other students.
Is this your first PICC line? How did you feel about getting it put in?
No. I felt freaked out because I was afraid I would wake up during the doctors putting the PICC line in my arm.
Do you have to be careful with your PICC line?
Yes, because it could fall out.
What did your friends at school think about your PICC line?
Um I didn’t really ask them, but when I showed them they were amazed.
Was it good having Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia come and speak to your class about your PICC line?
Yes, because they helped explain to everyone what a PICC line is in a different way to our teacher so other people may understand it better now.
What would you say to other kids with CF who might need to get a PICC line?
Try and be brave, try not to be scared. A PICC line is hard work but it is needed to keep your lungs healthy.