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Peter has an infection in his leg

(35 Posts)
misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 21:27:03

they are not quite sure what it is, but think it may leads to ulcers if left untreated. at first they thought it may be a reaction to new meds, but the rash was there before. it has been there for about 4 weeks so not sure how far the infection has managed to get.

he has bad fluid retention and low sodium and potassium levels as well as low blood pressure. apparently with levels this low he shoudl've been passing out all over the place.

Libb Mon 20-Jun-05 21:29:39

Oh toots, I did post you a joke on your other thread but it isnt funny even when you are in the best of moods!

I really hope things improve for you - hugs to you xxxx

Janh Mon 20-Jun-05 21:31:25

Oh, lord, something else for you both to worry about - I am sorry, misdee - infections/ulcers often arise from varicose veins (which can also cause surface rashes) is this a possibility or have they ruled it out or can't it be helped anyway?

He must be so uncomfortable, poor love, is it silly to ask how he is otherwise?

misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 21:32:08

its riased a smal smile.

feelingpants as i asked several times over the weekend when his foor started leaking fluid if i should call the GP out but he said no. i knew i should've done.

how bad is it for an infection to be present for over 4 weeks?

marthamoo Mon 20-Jun-05 21:32:46

misdee, I'm so sorry he's going through all this.

misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 21:33:58

doesnt appear to hasve varicose veins but have notices his veins are closer to the surface lately.

generally he feels pretty good, they cant understand how he is feeling ok when his body (inside and out)is in such a state.

aloadoffishyballs Mon 20-Jun-05 21:34:37

misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 21:37:41

is that you cod?

misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 21:50:44

cant get to see him tomorrow as have driving lesson then dd1 sports day, and dsont know if can get there weds.

jessicasmummy Mon 20-Jun-05 21:51:57

oh babe, im so sorry. THis is the last thing you need right now.

At least he is in the best place, getting the care he needs.

Thinking of you loads xxx

misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 22:11:35

he woke up feeling very tender where his ICD is implanted, so i am wondering if it went off last night.

zebraZ Mon 20-Jun-05 22:13:08

Libb Mon 20-Jun-05 22:14:03

I don't want to sound like the Harbinger of Doom but could MRSA be a factor? just asking because my Dad has suffered after an op because of this.

I don't know your full story so please forgive me if I am out of turn xx

misdee Mon 20-Jun-05 22:15:27

he gets swabbed regularly for MRSA, but its something i thought about as well. i am guessing they'll be checking for it again.

Libb Mon 20-Jun-05 22:19:32

I am sure they will too - it is something they must be vigilant about xxx

Please take care of yourself, it is hard not to worry so I won't tell you not to - just do what you can to relax xxxx

Chandra Mon 20-Jun-05 22:55:34

hunkermunker Mon 20-Jun-05 22:56:52

Oh, sweetheart, I'm so sorry to hear this - I hope that he's not too uncomfortable and is much better very soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

RTKangaMummy Mon 20-Jun-05 23:46:48

oh dear

Sounds a bit like my dad he had cellulitus in his leg It is cleared up now

Is Peter able to have anti biotics as well as his other drugs for heart etc.?

sallystrawberry Tue 21-Jun-05 00:13:25

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Fio2 Tue 21-Jun-05 07:07:41

Poor Peter At least he is in the best place for care and they will get his leg better quite soon hopefully, I am thinking of you all xx

anorak Tue 21-Jun-05 08:26:45

I hope it clears up quickly and he continues to feel okay, misdee. xx

LGJ Tue 21-Jun-05 08:56:14



Hope things improve, I think about you a lot.


hub2dee Tue 21-Jun-05 09:13:52

Thinking of you guys, misdee.

PollyLogos Tue 21-Jun-05 09:15:07

I often think of you and Peter, misdee. I do so hope that things start to improve soon PollyLogos (ex. GRMUM)

Hausfrau Tue 21-Jun-05 09:19:56

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