Third Time Lucky?

its been one of those weeks.  Tuesday I was finishing a weeks course of antibiotics for the infection at my peg site.  This was the second week.  After the first week, there didn’t appear to be any difference to the discharge.  Now on day  15 the discharge was more purlent, the quantity increased, the dressings soaked through in a shorter period of time.  My nurse came to the house to administer my lanreotide, as well as change my dressing and clean the peg site.  She asked how I was feeling, I told her truthfully , I felt awful, the pain in my tummy was getting worse.  She commented on my palor.  She took a swab of the site and advised me to get in touch with my GP.

I contacted my GP the next morning by telephone, we chatted, I had an appointment to see my net specialist that afternoon, she said she knew I was feeling really poorly but it was better I went to the hospital to see the prof.  I did.  He was great, as usual.  Listened to what I had to say, asked me and Steve some questions and then decided it would be a good idea if I saw my GI consultant that day.  He made a few phone calls, walked with us and escorted me to a hospital bed.  Within less than ten minutes a GI doctor was at my bedside.  He took a further swab, and gave me the option of taking medication in hospital or at home.  I opted for being at home of course.  So it’s a third week of antibiotics four times per day.  Fingers crossed its third time lucky and they do their job this time.   We are waiting on the swab results, which will most likely be Monday.  My community dietician telephoned me today to see how I am, she will come back to the house in two weeks.

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Sometimes when you feel pained and unwell it doesn’t matter how many folk you have around you, you can still feel alone – particularly at this time it’s good to know folk care.

 

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9 thoughts on “Third Time Lucky?”

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. My consultant called me from the hospital to ask how I am feeling and let me know the result is in from the swab – it came back with the infection he thought. So I’m on the correct antibiotics, but I’m not getting better so he thinks perhaps I would be better being an inpatient and getting IV antibiotics and some blood tests to see how far the infection has spread through my body. I’m seeing my GP on Monday – so have asked to wait till I see her, but if I feel worse I will go to the hospital. How are you? X

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      1. I am doing very well health-wise. My only complaint right now is the difficulty that I’m having recovering from jet lag and I really shouldn’t complain about that, should I? I’m so blessed to be well enough to travel! We returned from our tour of Israel earlier this week and I’ve been reliving the journey through writing about it on my blog. If you want a diversion, perhaps you’d enjoy reading about it.

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  1. So sorry to read this. You are having such a tough time. I do hope the antibiotics work soon for you and you don’t have to go back into hospital. Think of you often and look forward to your blogs. Fingers crossed you feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I’m afraid to say I’m in hospital. One of the doctors from the western phoned me on Saturday lunchtime, our lovely Edinburgh prof emailed me and advised me to go in to wgh also. So here i am – it’s Sunday morning now. I came in Saturday teatime. I’ve been xrayed, plenty of bloods taken, dextrose drips up, Iv antibiotics, more swabs taken, room to myself. Wonderful caring staff. How are you xx

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