I agree that homecare is better with a PICC than hospital/ambulatory care. My homecare nurses use sterile technique much better than the hospital nurses (even the dedicated IV nurses cut corners). Plus, my homecare nurse has been really proactive with protecting and healing my skin. After being hospitalized for a week, I ended up with sores under my dressing. Homecare has been finding all sorts of options to figure out what works best. It's the same nurse every week, and he's committed to making this PICC last. Also, your home has a lot less microorganisms lurking around than a hospital or clinic. The thought of all the antibiotic resistant organisms they have personally makes me cringe. Plus, homecare is a lot easier when you're already dealing with HG. But no matter what you decide, at least you're going to stay more hydrated! Good job being brave when I know you were apprehensive!
Lauren (2004). HG from week 6 to delivery. Zofran, reglan, phenergan, unisom and B6, protonix, prednisone, PICC, IV hydration, and TPN.
Angel baby (April, 2011)
Madeleine (2012). HG from week 5 to delivery. Zofran, phenergan, unisom, protonix, Zantac, PICC, TPN, and IV hydration.