I know a lot of folks have a port-a-cath to get life saving medications. It made me think of people having to buy them and I do not like anyone having to buy items to ease some of the pains. So I am offering a port pillow also called seat belt pillow to those who would like them. Initially I was only making them for the patients at Walter Reed Medical Center, but realized there is a need to others.
So what is a port-a-cath? It is a device used to draw blood and give treatments, including intravenous fluids, drugs, or blood transfusions. The port is placed under the skin, usually in the chest. It is attached to a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) that is guided (threaded) into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. A port may stay in place for many weeks or months. A needle is inserted through the skin into the port to draw blood or give fluids. Also called port-a-cath. Also called a port.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
I make the port pillows in four different sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. These snap onto the seat belt to help ease the pressure on the port when wearing your shoulder seat belt. If you have a port or know someone that does who would need one, please complete the information below.
**NOTE: There is a $6.00 fee for each Port Pillow, which helps pay for postage and materials. Port Pillows can take up to 6 weeks to ship.**
I offer four sizes, be sure to specify which size you would like.
Small – 5 x 5 inches
Medium – 5 x 8 inches
Large – 5 x 11 inches
X Large – 5 x 14 inches