The nurse putting in my IV said to the other nurse in the room "hmm I'm not sure if this is a good spot" the other nurse said "eh just go for it." and she did. Well when they removed the IV I started gushing blood. I've never seen anything like it. And I clock a lot of blood tests and IVs.
The drugs did nothing. If anything it got worse. He still refused to do any tests, told me to call my Mastocytosis doctor and discharged me.
I get home from the ER and I have this huge golf ball sized lump under my skin and a black bruise. It is now over a month later I'm still bruised.
I've called the patient advocate twice. I finally got my response today. "Bruises are common after an IV, it's usually reduced by applying pressure to the area after the IV is removed." SERIOUSLY!?
I'm ticked off.