Re: Arm turned brown after iron IV infusion. HELP!
that is exactly what i was thinking as i read thru what happened? kind of a 'no brainer" from what you simply described occuring during the infusion? that stupid nurse actually infiltrated the vein(going thru and thru it as opposed to 'into it') or did not even 'hit' it from the front like she was supposed to even and it went to one of the sides? the sick thing is she IS supposed to be able to pick up on this kind of mistake by actually "looking' at what IS and is not actually occuring with the IV itself?? and also, whever you simply 'hit" any vein with any type of IV or even during a plain old blood draw, that plunger is suppoed to be pulled back just a bit to actually 'see"(and let the nurse know)what is called a 'blood flash" that does actually show up right above the needle itself? in a particular area that lets a person doing it KNOW that they have even 'hit' that vein, or it wont send up that flash at all kinda thing? that woman NEEDS some classes, thats for dang sure.
as far as that outter iron goes? i would actually give a call to your local poison control center, just as a simple precaution since THEY just DO have the capability to look the overall effects up and what ANY possible treatment plans should be too? while this may just have to be a wait til it gets absorbed type of thing(and quite honestly, i do think considering where this just is within actual tissue and not 'running thru her system", where it COULD be flushed out, it may actually have to be wait til it gets absoerbed here? just MPO), you just REALLY need to make certain that what ANY actual doc tells you TO do or NOT to do when it comes to anything even like this insane situation just IS the overall 'appropriate" treatment plan. poison control just can find out much much more about any given thing that can 'be" put into our bodies and more importantly what it can and cannot possibly do than any other possible place when it comes to any overdosing of anything, even this crap just being 'IN" her tissues at all?
while chances are that her body, esp if she just is actually running normally low on iron here, will absorb it. you DO need to make certain that this just IS the really 'appropriate" type of "treatment' here, ya know what i mean? you can also find out if there is ANY possible way to speed this up or anything else you can do for HER comfort. i would imagine simply having that much pure iron sitting in the tissues would be somewhet painful,and the overall swelling too? if she is in ANY pain whatsoever, that doc OWES her some good solid pain relief considering the situation.
the really sick part here besides the fact that the nusre who did this was under direct orders from this particular doc for even doing this to your daughter and does not actually even seem to know just 'how' this type of always possible event should even be treated? i just do think considering the whole stupid nightmare situation she casued and your docs inability to even help rectify this, she needs that call to the poison control and a possible visit to the local ER here too? just to see if ANYONE there with some real experience with this over dose of iron into the actual tissues has some form of actual remedy(or consequences for your daughter and HER overall health) no one like your doc actually even is aware of? you just never know til you seek out that help and maybe someone there just would actually know? but DO call poison control. i have had to use this before when my son actually ate my prenatal vitamins(individually wrapped and looked like little easter eggs?) that were just loaded with iron ironically. they were wonderful there and even called the very nexy day to see how he was doing too. i just realistically see this as your very best option right now forthe best most accurate info here.
i really am so sorry your daughter has had to suffer with crohns. i know it is very painful to try and live with. she IS brave. but something sooo incredibly stupid actually occuring like this and allowed to even continue THAT long, in the wrong spot is simply appalling. that nurse should have already KNOWN she did NOT even hit that vein to begin with(no flash, no vein, pretty simple). i do hope things will get back on track here soon for the both of you. just make certain that everything that CAN be done actually is, and that you are fully aware of any possible issues that could come from this too. please DO keep me posted slynne. **
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