The theme of this past week has been broken. When I was at the hospital the nurse that placed the IV in my arm used the wrong technique; she sheared off the tip of the IV catheter and it was left in my arm. I discovered this when a small piece came out on Sunday.
A piece of IV catheter in the body that has broken off can cause an embolus. This can cause a stroke or heart pulmonary emboli. In other words, finding this piece of IV catheter is a medical emergency if a piece is left in the vein. I didn't think this was the case but still needed reported to the hospital that was responsible for originally inserting the IV. It also meant a trip to the emergency room. Sunday afternoon was spent in the emergency room. To say my treatment there was poor is an understatement. If I didn't need to specifically be at this particular ER I would have walked out. I'll be ranting about the treatment of patients that are on antidepressants in the future. The bottom line was that my IV catheter broke off in my arm.
The other thing that happened this week was that my computer had an accident. I accidently dropped my laptop and now reading the top part of the screen is impossible. So I'm on an old laptop that tends not to work well. I call it my Dell Hell Laptop. Anyway, I've not to been on the net very much next week. I will try to be back to this blog more in the future.