Does anyone know if there are any other options when it's difficult to get an IV line in? My veins have always been difficult and played a game of hide and seek or else collapsed (not sure what that means?) but this week when they needed to get them in quickly to me, my veins seemed to have emigrated! The doc did eventually find one but it was small and very difficult in my wrist and I basically couldn't move my arm or it stopped working. I was just wondering what happened if they can't find a vein - are there other options or do they just keep jabbing in the hope of eventually your body saying okay, I give up, here's a vein? I don't mind all the holes/bruises from their attempts as I know it was important they got one in, my fear was what would happen if they couldn't get one in?
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