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wanderer

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2005, 03:48:11 pm »
Well I am headed back to the hospital yet again. It appears I have a major infection and they don't understand what's going on. So they are going to give me IV antibiotics and run tests. I will go in tomorrow and I should get out by friday.



Gotta go for now, this took my by surprise and I am totally unprepared for it.

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2005, 05:00:11 pm »
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing more complications. I hope you feel better real soon.

Jamie
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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2005, 07:46:12 pm »
I sure hope this time fixes things. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynn

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2005, 07:50:17 pm »
Really sorry to hear this.   Let us know how it went when you come home this weekend. God bless you!

David
2.5cm / Jan'05 / 53 yr
Dr. Vrabec & Dr. Trask / Houston
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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2005, 07:55:00 pm »
I'm so sorry you're having to deal with more problems. You'll be in my prayers. Please let us know what they find out.

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2005, 07:07:49 pm »
Wanderer, I can't even tell you how sorry I am to hear this. You are such an incredibly strong soul. As always, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. I hope you are back here very soon so you can read all these posts and see how much we all care.   Sherry
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wanderer

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2005, 08:52:10 pm »
Thanks everyone.    I am writing from the hospital.   They have wireless internet access so I brought my laptop.

Today has been interesting.

First there was disagreement between the nurses and the IV specialists.    Then I was taken for yet another MRI.   The rest of the day was spent sitting around not being allowed to eat.

Finally the Infectious disease specialist made it in.   He basically didn't know anything yet.   Waiting on cultures and the MRI results. 


Finally about 4pm my surgeon made it in.    He had been in surgery.    Anyway,   he told me that I was to be on regular diet so there was no reason why I couldn't have eaten all day.    So shortly there after I got to eat at least.

There there has been a debate on giving me a PIC line.   I was told I was getting one  but a few hours later the nurse said they had cancelled the orders.

Then they attempted to run the IV antibiotics through my IV which is in the back of my hand.
It would stop and start.   after an hour it hadn't really done much so the nurse turned it to full open.  A few minutes after than my hand was throbbing as it was streaming in at an extremely fast rate.     But it finally went in but the hand is still a little sore.

Tomorrow they are going to cut open a large grape size area at the bottom of my ear where fluid is accumulating. 

The doctors are baffled they say they have not seen anything like this and that I am not having a normal reaction.   We shall see.   

well that's all the news I"ve got for now.   I'll post if anything exciting happens.






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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2005, 06:16:18 pm »
I am home now. They put the PIC in which has a catheter that runs from my arm through the vein to very near the heart. This lets them give me IV antibiotics. I have had chest pain since they put it in but the doctors did not think it was serious enough to keep me at the hospital.


the only other thing is my arm hurts where they sewed the thing to my arm.

Hopefully the antibiotics do the trick this time.

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2005, 07:54:36 pm »
Glad to hear you're out of the hospital, wanderer. I hope the antibitoics clear up the problem quickly. Did they give you any indication what is causing the infection or are they still clueless? Hope you're better soon!! :)

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2005, 09:30:38 pm »
Wanderer,

Glad to know you are good enough to come home.  I am just wondering if you have ever thought about seeking a second opinion.  It may be worthwhile to consider if they don't have a clue what cauing leaking and infection.

Take care.  You will be in my prayer.

David.
2.5cm / Jan'05 / 53 yr
Dr. Vrabec & Dr. Trask / Houston
Excellent outcome and peaceful mind
Praise the lord !

David707

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2005, 06:16:32 pm »
Wanderer,

Have not heard from you for a while.  Just wonder how are you doing.  Hope the leaks have stopped.  You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

David(707)
2.5cm / Jan'05 / 53 yr
Dr. Vrabec & Dr. Trask / Houston
Excellent outcome and peaceful mind
Praise the lord !

wanderer

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2005, 08:08:09 pm »
Nope afraid not.   Still leaking.     I am on IV antibiotics for 6 to 8 weeks.    They think I may have a bone infection osteomylinitis or however it's spelled..

The fun never ends.

I am up to 6 sugeries on the ear now.   

I was hoping to have some good news by now but so far not much news pretty much were I was before the last two surgeries except that I have a PICC in my arm now.

wanderer

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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2005, 02:37:38 pm »
Just and update


My ear finally stopped leaking about 2 weeks ago.   I still have the PICC line in and will have it for another 2 weeks.   

I have had some pain along the incision but nothing terrible.   I am cautiously optomistic that maybe they have finally fixed me.   


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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2005, 04:00:37 pm »
wanderer,

OMG!  I am new to this website and I feel so sorry for you.  I am glad that you have been for the most part optimistic though.  That really helps you mentally to heal, I think.  Good luck with all that has happened and hopefully this will be it for you! 

LaMar
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Re: 4th surgery, 4th time the charm?
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2005, 12:19:35 pm »
Wanderer,

Glad to know the leaks finally stopped.  I have been concerned, but don't know what to say.  I am simply amzed by your courage and attitute.  Best wishes for you.

David(707)
2.5cm / Jan'05 / 53 yr
Dr. Vrabec & Dr. Trask / Houston
Excellent outcome and peaceful mind
Praise the lord !

 


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