You guys just do not know what a bumble butt town we live in here. We have only had to go to the hospital 2X in the 7 years we have lived here, and both times it was HORRID.
We are the 5th poorest county in the state and it shows! They cannot get decent nor caring Dr.'s. Many of our local Dr.'s do not even have privledges at this hospital because it is so bad.
You hear all the time of people dying in the waiting room there.
I just know with my luck, something horrid would go wrong and I would have to go there....and well........
I had a mid line for a week, but the visiting nurse place we have here is so bad, she did not think I should be doing IV yada yada yada. So she convinced my LLMD that my veins were not going to hold out (they were fine), and she did not want to use the dressing he wanted and refused to do so. When she pulled my mid line,,,get this....I had a paper towel folded under my glass to catch the condensation, and when she pulled the line, she grabbed that paper towel and put it over the spot where she pulled the line!!!! How sanitary is that????
I am open to a mid line, but not a PICC. However, he wants to use Vanco...and you cannot use a midline for that. Too hard on the veins.