Wow, what a crazy last few weeks. as some of you know i posted a message about a s1 to t5 spinal fusion. and i posted a picture of my x-ray.
well the surgery went bad, it didnt go at all.
they opened me up first from s1 to t5, and then they see a whole bunch of fluid in my lower back. they immedietaly think its infection. the doctors really did not want to go on because it would be to big of a risk for the new hardware to get infected.
they also took the old broken hardware out of my back.
they closed me up and put drainage tubes in me.
and they used staples to close me up. which is weird because my back surgeries always involved stiches.
well they took blood, and no culture grew out, but the pathologist still said my infection was off the chart even though it didn't grow out.
so they put in a picc line and put me on the strongest antibiotic out there called vancomycin. i had to get it 3 times a day every 8 hours. and it had to go in over an hour. after about 3.5 weeks, i developed a bad rash. also it kept my white blood count really low. they were checking my blood every week.
so now they finally took me off that and put me on clindamycin. which is an oral drug. and they said as long as my infection rate in my blood keeps going down they will they can finally take the picc line out.
they have said that my infection rate is still high, but its not 'off the chart'.
this is what pisses me off though. i told my doctor all th etime my left side swelled up, like a ballon. and it came down. and it was always some what swelled. and guess where the infection and fluid was. right there. how could they not know! Edited.
now my next surgery to put hte hardware back in, is going to be in the summer.
so thats going to Edited.
i am a collge student, i wanted to have the summer off. it throws it all off.
i don't know what to do. about my doctor. should i see a different one?
Post Edited by Authority Member haglandc for inappropriate language