What was that thing on Carter's hand in "Be Patient"?

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Dumb question, but, what was that thing taped to the back of Carter's hand in the scene where he was in his room in "Be Patient"? It looked like a AA battery or something. But it wasn't hooked up to anything. Does anyone know what it was for?

-- Tracy (bankybooda@aol.com), July 18, 2000


It's called a saline lock ( or block, i can't remember)...if you're in the hospital for a long time, and need iv meds or fluids, they give you one so you're not constantly hooked up to an iv pole.

-- ivy rose (dani.shortnsweet@chickmail.com), July 19, 2000.

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