I've got one more question for you kind folks.
I got a PICC line placed about 1.5 weeks ago. Since then, the bruising has faded, and I have noticed a small, red spot about a centimeter or so from the insertion site that almost appears "raw" (as if there was no skin covering it). It is a distinctly different color from the bruise.
I hate to bother my home health care nurse if this is just par for the course, as far as PICC lines. She will return this Friday, and can have a look at it (she is very kind and helpful). If, however, it looks suspect to you in some way, could you let me know?
I don't want to be a worry-wart, but at the same time, my HHC nurse did mention to be on the lookout for redness around the site.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
I've enclosed a picture.
p.s. FOr some reason, the picture doesn't show up when I run a "preview" of this post. I posted it at tinypic.com (photobucket appears to be completely fracked up at the moment). The URL is: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=34pcffq . I've drawn a circle round the spot to which I am referring.