They are leery of the port for me because of having a toddler, they said they would rather wait until he's a little older in another year or so before trying the port. When I pick him up he grabs ahold of my bra strap (normal I'm told) and the port would be right under it. If it's early in the morning and I only have PJs on he literally grabs a handful of skin (yes it hurts). With a port in place there would be a risk of him pulling on it too hard and causing issues, internal bleeding and infections were just 2 of the things they were talking about
that could happen. He's the same reason they don't want to do the arm ports, they are more exposed and would be easier for him to pull on. He's not a bad child, they have just seen these things happen in the past and know to be careful about
them. So for another year at least . . . I'm kinda stuck being stuck.
the one consolation to how my son grabs ahold of me is that he does it to my husband too and gets a hand full of chest hair underneath the shirt *grin* the pained expression that he tries to suppress is too funny not to laugh at.
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 -
Culturelle Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Ferolicit IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg