|As you can see it is ready to be drugged again!|
Day 2 of the port-o-cath adventure: I arrived at the hospital at around 10am (after I finally got the ice scraped off my window). And again I found myself laying on a hospital bed surrounded by a sterile force field. The nurse grabbed the needle and POKE! Still no blood return, but flushed easily. After that we learned that mom didn't actually miss, there must be something blocking the return of blood. (I think it was the port-o-cath rebelling because it hadn't received it's monthly drug yet).
We called the doc and I headed off to emergency to see if they could put some junk it the line to unblock it. After sitting there for about 2 hours, the goop was put in the line. I hung out for 2 hours and then the gunk was removed and the line was flushed. It was the moment of truth. Would there be blood return or not? I am happy to announce that there was blood return. The port monster received its drug and I am good to go for another month.
Here's to hoping it doesn't decide to block the blood return next month!