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Risks of Epidural for trauma pain management???

my fiance has been in an NT/ICU for 9 days due to an ATV accident, after surgery to plate ribs now they want to do an epidural to control pain so he can get off ventilator( scapula broken,clavicle,lung & 9 ribs all on left). My concerns are he is lready running fever that spikes to 103+ and he has Burgers disease(blood clot disease) please help us



  • Which I could offer some advice. I hope and pray he recovers quickly and completely. Try to stay strong. Hugs

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    I am sorry about your fiance's accident, but we are not doctors here, and if you are uncomfortable with the proposed treatment, I would strongly suggest that you and his family sit with the doctors and ask them to explain why they feel the procedure is necessary and have them address your concerns about his fevers and infection concerns.
    I hope that he improves quickly.
  • Sorry to hear about your problem.
    My suggestions is that you acquire all your medical documentations. All office reports,surgecy notes, MRI's etc.
    Tell the doc to fix it. To provide you with pain relief medication to help with the pain.
    Contact an injury attorney when you can and provide all the documentation if the doc can't fix your problem. He did the surgery and admitted there is a problem.. You need the mri to show it.
    Hope the problem can be fixed but just incase you will be able to take the next step.
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