Hi to everyone,
I'm new to the site and am thrilled to have found Oley. I have lots of questions regarding my two and a half-year old son who has pseudo-obstruction and severe gastroparesis (also needs catheterizing every 4 hours). He has a PICC line and a g-j-tube as well. One of the topics I'm interested in is about line infections. Dominic (my son) has had his same PICC line in for nearly a year now (thank God)! I'm curious to know what peoples' experiences are with frequency of line infections, early symptoms to watch for (e.g., just fever and redness at the site?) and primary causes (e.g., water?). Any feedback and reassurace is appreciated. I feel like we're just one line infection away from tragedy sometimes. That said, Dominic is an EXTREMELY happy guy and my husband and I feel beyond blessed for the opportunity to love up this little boy.