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Oct 01, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Hi! I am new to cysticLife. My daughter is 13. She is inpatient right now and they were unable to put in a PICC and had to do a Central Line (her 2nd central line). They have told us that her next admission if a PICC won't work they will do a PORT. So we need to make a plan and try to figure out where to put it. Where are the "normal locations"? Does anyone have it in the center of the chest either upper or middle? My daughter does Karate which will be an issue and LOVES roller coasters so she doesn't want the port were it will interfere with the protective straps of the coasters. Also she is wondering how kids think it feels, what is good about the , what is bad. We would like honest opinions and info. Any restrictions other than no direct hits to the port area?
Thanks for any info you can give me!