Blockages at the Marsden!


So here we are again at the Royal Marsden, I’ve finished my work I brought with me ( this waiting room is becoming my Chelsea office ) and Julie has had her obs but her bloods are taking a bit longer because apparently the PICC line is blocked (again!).  Good news is plumbing is part of what we do so I thought I might have to operate but she’s back. I think she frightened the blockage out once she realised I may get involved!!

Julie’s opinion of the PICC line: much better than keep having to have cannulas inserted, especially when her veins aren’t much good but such a drag when the line gets blocked for no apparent reason! Nurses are on hand to flush, flush again and then administer Urokinase via a drip to get the flashback blood needed before chemo can begin.



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