11/4/2009 10:07:41 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Hope you`re feeling better! Remember to take it easy - healing takes more out of you than you may realize.
11/4/2009 10:30:32 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
I am so mad at my doctor I can`t hardly see straight. Freaking tinker toy specialist.

My incision is super infected, and I asked for antibiotics last week, but I am apparently a clown idiot.
11/4/2009 10:37:07 AM
Guest
Guest
Well you are close enough to Mexico that you could go get your own meds and save some money;-)

I have fond memories of Nuevo Laredo!
11/4/2009 10:45:59 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Diane.
Maybe you didn`t understand what I was saying. I ASKED for antibiotics. Doctor TinkertoysAt Home didn`t give me any. Didn`t think I needed any. This is the only guy at our hospital. There isn`t another one.
11/4/2009 10:59:44 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
OMG. I am sorry to hear that. I don`t have to ask if you raised a ruckus with him. For something like a surgical incision, the OTC antibiotics won`t be adequate.

Can your internist (assuming it`s a different doctor) help?
11/4/2009 1:02:12 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4496
Bets,
You may need to go to urgent care or emergency room to get it looked at! My DH had a dog bite that was sewn up (shouldn`t have been) got infected within 24 hrs...red streaks going away from wound. They don`t mess around with that. He was admitted immediately and given antibiotics intraveneously. Hope you get some medical care soon.
11/4/2009 2:47:02 PM
Shui Kuen Kozinski
Shui Kuen Kozinski
Posts 13221
Best wishes coming your way. Hope you feel better soon.
SK
11/4/2009 5:34:41 PM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
WOW! You should not have had to ask for antibiotics after surgery - it should have been automatic! I suppose some people are getting confused about the proper use of antibiotics, with all the reports of their abuse - or misuse - for colds and stuff. But a doctor should know the difference. Please be careful with infections. Do whatever you have to do to get it properly treated, immediately.

Hoping for better news,

Marta
11/4/2009 7:49:24 PM
evelyn
evelyn
Posts 990
Something strange going on. I posted this exact message to Bets last night twice and it didn`t come up. Anyway, I`m glad someone asked it as well.

Bets, you have to TELL the docs what you want and need and not leave his office until he does the right thing. Nobody knows their body like the owner herself.
Don`t mess around with that as you will not only get very sick but you`ll have a nurse coming to your house daily to check on you. I guess that would be a good thing.

I think it`s time you demanded some action. These docs are not all they`re cracked up to be, believe me.
The nurses on this site know very well what I`m talking about having worked so closely with them.
We`ll come down there and take care of you.

I hope for the best for somebody who deserves only the best.
Evelyn
11/4/2009 8:41:35 PM
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman
Posts 1784
Go to the hospital in nightgown, slippers, and a blanket and just sit there in Energ until something happens. Sometimes you need to be right in their faces to get attention. Don`t wait, go now and don`t forget the props. If you can pretend to be about to throw up, that works even better.

Alice
Salt Spring Island
11/4/2009 10:12:13 PM
evelyn
evelyn
Posts 990
Good advice Alice.
11/5/2009 4:32:12 AM
jeanflores
jeanflores
Posts 2658
I hope you went and got some meds. You definitely can`t be messing around with an infection. Hope you`re feeling better.
11/5/2009 7:34:28 AM
Daryl
Daryl
Posts 3079
I`m sorry ladies but you are on the wrong track here. Yes, once an incision is infected it needs to be treated, PRONTO, but it is NOT proper medical care to send someone with an abdominal incision home on antibiotics unless there is EVIDENCE of infection. It doesn`t prevent surgical infections and actually allows the superbugs which are resistant to become the dominant organsism and therefore leads to overwhelming antibiotic resistant infections, necrotizing fascitis and death. I know you are trying to be supportive of Bets and it is incredibly frustrating to not be able to prevent incision infections but handing out antibiotics to patient demand is NOT appropriate or the sign of a good physician. If we weren`t there to look at the incision when she asked for antibiotics none of us are in the position to judge. Sorry to come off with guns blazing, but you touched a trigger point. Infected incisions are a freaking pain in the ass for EVERYONE,health care providers included and NO ONE is casual about opportunities to prevent them. They are fairly routine and do not elicit panic in providers, but that does not mean there is a lack of concern or appropriate care.
11/5/2009 11:25:54 AM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
Point taken!!
And all is well - as long as that doctor takes the infection seriously, right?

Marta
11/5/2009 4:18:08 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
It`s ok all, it dawned on me that I had new stretch marks, and I didn`t figure that out til they took the foley away. I stood up last night, realized I was in a puddle and am back in hosp again !
11/5/2009 5:57:24 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Oh, dear! I hope you get the right care and are able to go home ASAP. Thinking of you.
11/5/2009 6:53:08 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Oh, dear! I hope you get the right care and are able to go home ASAP. Thinking of you.
11/5/2009 7:33:50 PM
benne
benne
Posts 19258
Oh,Bets, I`m so sorry you are having these problems but I am really relieved you are in the hospital getting the care you need.

Keep us posted, okay?

Love,
Benne
11/6/2009 1:31:42 PM
suzann
suzann
Posts 2711
I am echoing but Benne said. Sorry you are not better, but glad you are getting the treatment you need. Get well soon, we miss you

suzann
11/6/2009 5:05:30 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Ok, I am home again. Hopefully on the mend.
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