Saturday, September 12, 2009
IV not to be... at least not for me... YET!
Yup IV was not an easy feat! I tried twice and both times I did not get a successful PASS. Of course we have many more attempts as this was only day one. But it was a big fat disappointment for me.
So the first time I thought I had a vein and it was a big juicy one, but I may have gone in at an odd angle and did not anchor it and it rolled away. So no flashback and advancing it did not help. I did not want to dig around or anything.
Then I tried again on another person. It was a hidden median cephalic and POP it went in, awesome flashback, but I panicked and could not figure out how to safely advance the catheter with one finger in a smooth motion. SUCKS!!!
So anyway, I will be going early on Wednesday with the veins of my hubby, who bribed with the new Madden game, has agreed to be a supportive husband to his student nurse wife!