The sedation your child received for the procedure is still in their system. It is a good idea for your child to rest for the rest of the day.
You can give your child over-the-counter (non-prescription) medicines, such as Tylenol® (acetaminophen) or Advil® (ibuprofen) if they feel some minor pain unless your doctor recommends otherwise. Check with your doctor if you are not sure whether you can give your child these medicines.
A nurse will provide information on how to care for the PICC before you go home.
Call your doctor if your child has any of the following:
Call your home infusion nurse if your child has any of the following:
For questions about the PICC, call 617-726-8488 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. During evening or weekend hours, call the Vascular Intervention Radiology fellow on call at 617-726-8314. If you believe your child’s symptoms need immediate medical attention, go to your nearest Emergency Department.
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