Woohoo, it just took 3 more tries and now the IV is running normally since 7:30pm! It was the nurse I see the most who came by, and she tried the first two on the right hand. No vein in the first attempt, and the 2nd one hit the vein but couldn't get the little tube to go in all the way, and when she tried to get a little saline in it stung and formed a bump nearby which is already a lot smaller. And then it bled a lot when that cannula came out So now it's near the pointer finger of my left hand. Not an ideal location, but hey, at least it's not on my mouse hand! After she finished up, I finished my sushi (fiance is coming home late, so got delivery), and am now going to lie down and whimper for a bit 6 catheter attempts is a new record for me - and must remember to get more from the pharmacy, since I go through so many every time.