All day yesterday it was still itchy. Late yesterday afternoon Meeghan came over and we noticed that I had actualy blisters on my chest. The whole area was red and covered in welts.
I actually ended up going over to Jean Kantola's home and she nursed me. She cleaned the area with alcohol and then put a skin barrier over the area. Then she put on a bandage. Not knowing if it was the hospital Tegaderm Film or the latex tubing of the catheter that was causing the irritation, she taped the tubing up so most of it is off my skin.
Today is the first day since I had this catheter put in a week and one day ago that I am not scratching and itching. I go back to the doctor tomorrow to have an official dressing change. I think we need to explore if I have developed some type of latex allergy.