Mar 26, 2013 - 12:54 am
Our week of "rest" to prepare for first chemo is over. Boy, is it over!
Third attempt at first chemo infusion was scheduled for today, preceded by labs. Lab nurse was unable to flush port to hubby's painful dismay. There should have been no pain at all, nor old black blood in the attempted draw.
Chemo doc was unable to do dye study on port, due to severe dye allergy, so he sent us to chemo for that nurse to access port. Painfully unsuccessful, again. So off we went to x-ray. Were greeted shortly afterward by surgeon's nurse. According to the x-ray, the never used port has migrated and the catheter has become detached. So hubby will again be having surgery to put in a new port on Thursday. Fourth attempt at chemo to follow on Monday. Time will tell if "fourth time's the charm".
Be well, my friends.