Monday, February 18, 2013
PICC is in
We arrived at the hospital around noon today for Tim to get his PICC put in. I wasn't sure if or how long I would be able to stay with Tim given my current health situation, so we were very thankful that Tim's dad was able to meet us at the hospital and help us through the rough time.
Everything seemed fine as we were getting checked in and talking with the nurses. The doctor (who happened to be the same doctor who placed my PICC less than 3 months ago) was very nice and came in to talk with us before the procedure at our request. When Tim had his PICCs before he had several complications, mainly revolving around being allergic to everything. Because of that, we had to bring our own specially ordered bandages from home and request that they use a different skin cleaner than they normally do. They also ended up having to stitch the line into his arm because he is allergic to Statlocks, which are normally used to keep the line in place.