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... Have any of you had a problem with your picc where a nurse couldn't get blood for lab work? ... (12 replies)
... I suggest not using the PICC line for blood work. ... (12 replies)
... d good, but I also want to get this treated right so I can get well asap. Sorry you have been extended another 4 wks on PICC. Originally when I was to be on the PICC he had felt 6 weeks from my test results was all I needed. But, we all keep fighting the battle. Hope you are having better days! ... (12 replies)

... Yeah...sometimes its just the postition of the line (its against the vein wall)...I really DONT reccommend drawing blood from the PICC---I am an "expierienced" IV antibiotic user (Unforunately :( ) and in my expierience the line lasts months longer if you dont draw blood :) Have them use a little butterfly needle and stick your other arm--its painless compared to the pain you... (12 replies)
... Other than this PICC issue how have you been doing and feeling? ... (12 replies)
... Thanks Ticker and JoJo - You both have put my mind at ease about the PICC. (12 replies)
... YES they had problems at times getting blood from me...I almost had to stand on my head at times to get blood. lol...Some times they just drew it straight from my other arm... ... (12 replies)
... The skin under my bandage covering the picc site is hurting alot and starting to get large blisters filled with fluid. This is a clear dressing that must cover the picc site. ... (12 replies)
... Mine appt. isn't until 2:45 - maybe next time:) (12 replies)
... Well, you always said that some day we would run into one another there! My appt. is @ 10:15. Melody (12 replies)
... Melody - I can't believe it, I see him again on the 14th too! Isn't that strange? (12 replies)
... Thanks for all the advice everyone! FLaGal - I've been wondering about you too. I saw Dr C yesterday. They've extended IV treatment for another month. He said it would probably be about 12wks total before I start to feel better. He also put me on Flagl, I was on Tindamax. I've been getting a lot of headaches. I know to avoid alcohol, even in mouthwash, but I didn't think... (12 replies)
... Hi Beachgirl It is flushing and taking rocephin fine. I've had 2 nurses try what you're suggesting. They've increased my coumadin so hopefully that will help. Thanks for your help. (12 replies)
... Hi...Can you flush the line?? Or is it blocked? . Try flushing it w/ Saline and Heparin... Than take a saline saringe (a large gage needle)..and push the saline in a little and kind of pull back and forth on the saringe in a plunging this for a little while "usually" will free up the line and it will flush again---I have had to do this twice. (12 replies)
... ain as well as when brushing hair too. That went way as well as most of symptoms. I feel a gradual change to the better. I'll be back to see LLMD sept. 4th. With PICC line, you MUST follow a flush protocol. ... (121 replies)

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