Yesterday was a chemo infusion no. 6 and they could not get this to work even after the altapaste sp?
I have an order to get it checked at my local hospital where it was placed.
When I had my second surgery in April this problem occurred and when I went for chemo infusion a month ago it did work.
The nursing team didn't know I had a port to draw from until my oncologist stopped in because she saw my chart
and stopped in and said hi then confronted them why they weren't using it!
After being poked all day for draws. and 2 attempts at the port I said enough blown veins and I need a break. Ok too much tmi. My care was very good but the day after surgery was a little tough.
What do they do if the tip is clogged?
Do they take this port out and replace?
Ugh....its a little scary
I asked the port nurses if I can get money back for a malfunctioning port.
They chuckled and said good luck-ha ha! (I was serious lol)
Any experience or suggestions appreciated - yesterday was a nervewracking day beside my reaction to Oxyal.
At least the Benedryl they gave me made me sleep the whole way home....they almost weren't going to do the infusion because of the port..but it worked out.