Looking forÂ comments regarding these symptoms:
Patient in hem-onc treatment room. Has port but due to situation did not have port flushed for 9 months (maybe 6?).Â Port was flushed with saline. Patient experienced metallic taste and then intense pain starting at the top of her head and then travelling down in sections. When pain moved down, the previous section stopped hurting. SaidÂ pain was worse than childbirth. When pain reached lower abd, i think, patient passed out. Code was called and she ended up in the ICU.Â Blood cultures were drawn and as of next day, so far negative.Â She's fine now, still in ICU, looks good. (Hx rare small intestine caÂ s/p distant chemo.Â In remission for about 7 years.) Yes, I believe the port will be coming out. No, I dont know if the nurse aspirated first, but I can find out. CT scan was negative for discernable clot.Â I think the prevailing opinion was that she showered some bacteria.