• Anyone have an infiltrated IV w/taxol?

    Asked by BuckeyeShelby on Friday, December 21, 2012

    Anyone have an infiltrated IV w/taxol?

    Had a boo boo w/ today's chemo. My IV infiltrated shortly after started my taxol. I noticed my arm started swelling and called for the nurse. I was told if I started getting blisters I should call the office. Went down w/ice, but starting to swell again. Anyone have this happen? Any suggestions!

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac (Best Answer!)

      I'm not sure what you mean by infiltrated. Do you mean the taxol leaked out of your vein and into the surrounding tissue? I've not had it happen but that is part of the reason why I got a port.

      almost 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Yep, Nancy, that's exactly what happend. I prefer having the "end table" on my right and the IV in my left arm. My table was on the left w/no room to move it. I must have managed to dislodge my iv just enough to cause it to leak when reaching for my phone.

      almost 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      That's another advantage of a port, it leaves both arms free.

      almost 5 years ago
    • mrsrobertjo's Avatar
      mrsrobertjo

      Get a port! I'm surprised that your doctor hasn't ordered one. It's minimally invasive and makes chemo & bloodwork much easier.

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      Another advantage of a port is not having to worry about phlebitis!!! I started chemo on a Monday but couldn't get my port until Wednesday. My first two rounds were through the vein. I got phlebitis REALLY BAD in my right arm. Yeah...I know this isn't a port post...moving on now....lol

      Hope you're feeling better Shelby!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      A port is not likely to happen at this point -- only 1 chemo session left... It's not blistering, just red and sore. I'm still icing the site per nurse's instructions. As long as blisters don't erupt, I should be ok. I was never given the option of a port.

      almost 5 years ago

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