"Dialysis on burnt, infected arm."
About: Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy) Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy) Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Posted by Completely horrified (as ),
Recently started dialysis. Freeze spray for numbing area burnt my skin badly. Can't use numbing cream as I am allergic to one of the ingredients. Got really bad burns, which blistered and were leaking yellow pus. They are still trying to dialyse, even though the veins are very difficult to access after more than a week.
At the last attempt, they had this very large needle four times in one site and once in another without anything to numb site and couldn't get it started at all - after I have asked them repeatedly to put a line in at my breastbone (a simple and painless procedure, taking about 2 or 3 minutes) which would save me untold stress and pain.
I don't know what to do, as I am now having major nightmares - when I do sleep and was close to going into shock the last time. I am 66 yrs old!