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Not having the best morning

Dec 25, 2015 11:08 AM

Morning peeps
This morning has basically sucked. IV blew again last night for some reason. They spent 10 minutes trying to get it to run in, but no such luck. She then tried 3 seperate times in both hands to get one but nope to that either. Mercifully, she called the nurse on call and let him know what was going on. They'll try to get another one in tomorrow morning. The nurse today actually suggested that I talk to the surgeon and ask him about getting a PICC line placed. My veins are just really fragile and small. My mom is even in agreement with it as well. So we shall see what happens. Going back to rest and try to recover from that.

Dec 25, 2015 11:37 AM

Oh, Amanda I am so sorry your not having the best Christmas, I'll be praying for you!πŸ˜˜πŸ™

Dec 25, 2015 12:04 PM

Amanda, a PICC line is a wonderful thing.I know you will make the best decision for you. Merry Christmas little pain warrior! Much love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 25, 2015 12:13 PM

Terri, I've heard people say different lengths of time but how long can a PICC be left in place?

Dec 25, 2015 12:18 PM

Well , if it is taken care of , two weeks even more in some cases. But , that was in the critical care units, that's where I used to work. It can stay in place as long as you need your IV Antibiotic therapy.

Dec 25, 2015 12:19 PM

When you get it placed, I will be happy to share some secrets with ya. So you can move about more confidently and bath etc.

Dec 25, 2015 12:20 PM

Amanda, my Dad's was in for 8 weeks and we took care of it home.

Dec 25, 2015 12:22 PM

Hello Terri,
Just posted to you on your other thread.😊

Dec 25, 2015 2:01 PM

Amanda, I'm sorry it's been a rough start for you today. A PICC line might be the best way to go. I hope you'll have some enjoyment today. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸŽ„

Dec 25, 2015 2:15 PM

Flappys, I definetly agree. I'm just gonna lay down now. I've had about enough already.

Dec 25, 2015 4:53 PM

And I REALLY don't want to go tomorrow at all, but I have no other choice in the matter!

Dec 25, 2015 7:11 PM

Amanda, I am so sorry your morning wasn't the best today. I hope your evening and weekend will be better. Hugs of strength

Dec 25, 2015 10:44 PM

Amanda I am so sorry that you had to go thru that this morning g. It's no fun being stuck so many times. It will probably be the best thing for you getting a PICC line put in ,it will take some of the stress away when you have to get yor IV meds. Praying for you and sending hugs your way.

Dec 25, 2015 11:03 PM

I am so sorry you are having a rough time! I hope you Get the PICC line. Keeping you in my thoughts!

Dec 26, 2015 4:51 AM

I am still quaking in my boots this morning. I don't want to do this today.

Dec 26, 2015 2:16 PM

Sorry you've had a bad stretch.. It rough when every time u turn it one more thing. I'm praying u get a break from your issues... Pain is one thing but to have a hard time healing from other painful stuff.. Just take it one step at time Amanda

Dec 26, 2015 2:43 PM

New, I guess you could say it was better this morning. They got a line in first attempt, but they also had to call in one of the other nurses who has really good luck getting access on people with horrible veins like myself. Still going to have a discussion with my surgeon on Tuesday morning.

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