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February 24th, 2013 · 6 Comments

In my last post I described how Gisele had surgery on her finger to remove a cyst. One result of the cyst was frequent infection under the nail.

Since surgery more infection has set in. The doctor had her on oral Keflex for three weeks and it has been improving, but slowly. This week he is concerned enough that he has started her on twice-daily intravenous antibiotics.

The visiting nurse came on Friday evening to start the IV. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, he failed on two attempts (poor Gisele!), so another nurse tried again Saturday morning. This time it went fine.

The catheter stays in the vein in the back of her hand and twice a day I hook up to it and administer the drugs. This will go on for a week.

The infection seems minor, but I guess this is how MRSA and C-Dif get started, and we certainly don’t want that. It already seems a little better today, so we are hopeful that this will do it.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard // Feb 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Sorry to hear it has not healed quickly. Hope the new treatment works and she is feeling better soon.

  • 2 Don // Feb 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Wow. I sure do hope this takes care of it. Not much fun.

    What is the antibiotic they put her on?

  • 3 Donna // Feb 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Wow, MRSA would not be good, nor flesh eating bacteria, either. Hope she is quickly on the mend.

  • 4 Mom // Feb 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    It sometimes seems that we pick up more infection in a hospital related site than anywhere. I sure hope it clears quickly.

  • 5 Donna // Feb 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    How’s she doing?

  • 6 Daryl // Mar 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

    It seems to be improving, but slowly. The doctor wants her to continue the IV antibiotics for another week.

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