One more port reply

March 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm

We had a port put in for our daughter after using IV in the arm or hand for a couple years and couldn’t be happier that we did. She’s been getting treatments for 8 years now and the port has reduced so much of the stress she had about going to the hospital.

One thing that we didn’t think about was where they placed the port. She has a noticeable scar now that shows above her bra or swim suit top. Maybe it’s there for a reason, but my 13 doesn’t like that it shows.

Kelly – I’m wondering why your doctor was against your getting a port for Emily? It seems like a natural thing to protect the veins from frequent sticks.