Home         Forums  

Go Back   Marrowforums > Practical Issues > Questions and Answers
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Questions and Answers Not sure where to post a question? Post it here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sat May 26, 2018, 03:40 AM
Naive Naive is offline
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 77
Port question.

I was wondering how often I should take my temperature when i have my port accessed and are at home. Iím having to connect and disconnect each day..the needle is staying in for a week. My neutrophils are low but not critical. I got conflicting advice from day care. One nurse said itís not necessary and one said every 4 hours. The written information says to present to ED if I get a fever but no regime suggested.

Thank you.

Reply With Quote
Old Sun May 27, 2018, 02:59 PM
Barb Barb is offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 28
Hi Carol,

I generally only take my temp if I do not feel well. Then I do take it evey few hours, though my provider told me 4 times daily is enough when not feeling well. My ANC is currently at 60, so definately in critical range. I do it the same whether my port is accessed or not.

Do whatever you are comfortable with. You have enough on your plate. If taking your temp more often gives you oeace do it. If it is an annoyance don't. I figure if we have to deal with this disease, we might as well be vomfortable and do what we need to allieviate anxiety.
Barb. Diagnosed MDS 5q- in 2006. Stable until 2018. Dx high risk AML complex karyotype with TP53 mutation. On Dacogen, moving towards transplant.
Reply With Quote
Old Sun May 27, 2018, 09:40 PM
Naive Naive is offline
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 77
Thanks Barb. Youíre right. I shouldnít overthink things. If I feel well, then I should just forget it. That should be my barometer with everything.

Very logical and practical.

Thanks again.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Port Pain Barb General Health Issues 3 Wed May 16, 2018 12:47 PM
Port Question Barb Drugs and Drug Treatments 1 Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:20 PM
Quick question about port Al's Wife Questions and Answers 11 Fri Sep 21, 2012 03:42 PM
Another port question Al's Wife MDS 6 Thu Aug 16, 2012 07:39 PM
Port problem kgtuck General Health Issues 0 Mon Oct 3, 2011 03:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Forum sites may contain non-authoritative and unverified information.
Medical decisions should be made in consultation with qualified medical professionals.
Site contents exclusive of member posts Copyright © 2006-2020 Marrowforums.org