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........Then there is always the famous catheter,,,,,,,:)
 

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So glad I saw this thread--I have terrible veins and if drinking extra water might help get the IV in pour me a glass! One more thing to put on my "to do" list.
Thanks!
I have some more tips for 'difficult sticks' - like that name!

When I was a blood donor, I found if I did some extra exercise like going up and down stairs several times, it got my veins pumped up a treat. Then when I could no longer do that, I'd go somewhere private and swing my arms around like a windmill. The centrifugal effect did the same thing.

Now my sister (Janis) has always had problems in this regard. She managed to solve them by taking a hot weatbag with her and putting it on her arm for the 5-10 mins she would wait. Never has a problem now!
 

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Wow, interesting tips, Jo....I'm gonna be trying those when and if I need an IV again. Thanks!!!
 
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