Pt. with new port. Had chest ecchymosis initially after insertion.
Port not needed for access until 3-4 weeks after insertion.
Port able to draw back SLIGHT amount of blood in tubing of huber needle. Nurse can flush but not easily (not forceful, but just doesn't feel right).
Dr. orders xray, to be followed by cathflo pending xray (this is tomorrow).
Unless the xray shows pinch-off, don't we really want a dye study--
Also, does old heparin from a port always have that brown color ? The little bit of blood they got out did not.