Here is some pictures of Michaels port.
In these pics he is "accessed" meaning he has a needle in the actual port for his iv's. You only get accessed when you are getting iv's. When the round of iv's are done ( 14 days ) the needle comes out and the only part left is a round ( about quarter size ) port under the skin
They put tegaderm ( that big tape thing ) around it to keep germs off the site.
The white thing in the center is the needle and of course the line coming off the needle is the line for the iv's to run in.
This is how it looks just accessed with out the iv' running in.
Here is where you plug in the iv.
all hooked up.
The next set of pictures is when he is not accessed. Ignore the drawings and color all over him we were being silly =)
I really dont beat him.. The bruise is from insulin =(
You cant tell he even has a port when hes not accessed..
I hope this helped =)
Michael has had a port since he was 7 since then he had it removed and a larger one put in since he had grown lol.
He said he never remembers it hurting, but some of our cf friends ( only 1 actually ((adam)) ) said it hurt when he got accessed for the first few times. You have the option of putting numbing cream (emma cream ) on the skin before they access you but like I said everyone except adam said they dont feel it.