Who 'owns' my line?
I have had my picc line in for two months and had daily 2g of Rocephin (ceftriaxone).
IV ceftriaxone has been my greatest weapon against lyme (have been fighting for over a year and a half with multiple oral abx).
The rheumatologist that put the line in wants to pull it b/c he feels I have had two courses of 28 days of abx, so I should be done. Yeah, right....
However, I am still improving while on this medicine & don't want my line pulled.
I am seeing my LLMD on Wednesday so that the IV meds will be continued.
Can my LLMD legally take over responsibility for my line?
Meanwhile, the daily nurse called me today to come and pull my line & I told her that I am still waiting to hear from the doctor.
How do I continue to hold her off ?
I spoke with the rheum's office today and asked them to contact him ( he is training residents) and tell him that I am continuing to improve, but I'm not better yet, so please continue my IV meds.
It's becoming quite difficult now to have them keep my iv meds coming w/out constant calls in to their office. It isn't an llmd office, but he is referred to as the lyme specialist in the area, though not ILADS at all & no one working in his office is truly informed.
I want my LLMD to continue the meds, and he most likely will, but:
Which brings me to the question: Who owns my line?
Post Edited (Usedtogarden) : 12/1/2014 10:42:52 PM (GMT-7)