Once, when I had potassium going into an IV and it was extremely painful, I ended up in tears.
The IV was in my hand, and one of the nurses had an idea – he grabbed a bandage/glove type dressing, and cut me a ‘thumb hole’ – so I had a sort of glove sitting over the top of my IV. It was great! Kept my hand warm, hid the IV, made it more comfortable to sleep with etc – I kept it for the whole stay!
These little things make such a difference when you’re in hospital J