Reply To: Vortex Ports

July 7, 2012 at 1:24 am

Thanks guys.
Kelly, how long was it from the time they put the port in Emily until they could access it? What brand port does she have? I understand they come in single and double line configurations. Fortunately the same Red Cross nurses that have been doing my vein sticks for PE already know about the infections with the past permcath’s and are really good about sterile conditions. I’ve had the same nurses for the past 5-6 years. They have also recommended a vascular surgeon who has put in lines for current and past patients, so I am going to start the search.
I do have a heart condition (11 stints) and have to get clearance for the surgery from the cardiologist who I see next week.
After all the problems with the permcath’s just want to get come positive feedback on the ports before I jump in.
I really appreciate your feed back. Hope Emily is doing well.