I've developed a pretty nasty rash around my central line (Hickman). I mentioned it as a prayer request before -- this is about ten times worse and I'm really worried about infection. I had the doctor check it this morning while at the hospital for chemo and he said it looks o.k. so far, but if I start running a fever or if it looks infected I'll need to start an antibiotic. Worst case scenario, since my counts will be falling from chemo, I could end up in the hospital on IV meds and need to have the line removed.
I do not have a latex allergy, it's just skin that has been covered up for seven months that has had enough. I've tried every type of bandage that they make. Hypafix seems to be the best option right now because the tagaderm is condensating on the inside due to humidity and a wet dressing encourages a fungal infection, so I can't go there. It's extremely uncomfortable and somewhat swollen -- I'd really appreciate prayer that it will clear up quickly.
Also, to update, today was day two of chemo. I started out the week with blasts at 2%, which is the lowest they've been pre-chemo, I believe. I think this round is hitting me harder than the previous one, but time will tell.
Thanks for your prayers.