Friday, February 27, 2009

IV Complications

3 weeks ago when I was in the hospital they gave me an IV. The next day it hurt but I didn’t say anything because I couldn’t tell why or if it was just where the tape had been or what.

Well, since then, the vain on top of my wrist has felt bruised. It actually really hurts if my purse slides down my arm or if Brandt squeezes my hand. I asked the doctor about it and she said there’s probably scare tissue from the IV. That’s fun. She said to put a rice bag on it for 15 minutes a day and it should go away. I’ve only been doing it since Monday but it still hurts really bad.

Has this ever happened to anyone? Any advice?

1 comment:

Angela said...

Yeah after gallbladder surgery the iv site hurt for a while. Todays wasn't so bad.