mpbser wrote:On a completely different note, I was curious why the surgeon did not prescribe antibiotics pre-surgery.
LPL wrote:About the antibiotic pre surgery. I don’t think my DH got that either. I had read and thought they would always do that - and I was aftaid that they would give him Fluoroquinolones ....
mpbser wrote:Surgery is looming. We leave for Boston next Tuesday. I will drop off my husband very early Wednesday. I have requested a private room but the hospital does not guarantee he will have one. The cost is $483 per night out of pocket. That's quite a bit out of our budget but I am far more concerned about him resting up and healing. When we spoke about the possibility of getting a private room, he said that he doesn't want to spend the money. I will pay for it, if need be. However, he has to sign an agreement when he checks in the morning of surgery. Since I won't be with him, I need to alert him to this in case he objects to the paperwork. I will try discussing this again in a couple nights.
Beansmama's passing has really shaken me up. I am so worried about this surgery, although I know he is in good surgeon's hands. I have so many questions and I am frustrated that I can't ask them. With the number of questions I have, the doctor would require a visit, something we don't have time for.
My little brother died January 5th in a fatal hit and run accident. He was like a son to me. I have a very high stakes, high stress meeting in Boston the day after husband's surgery (2/1). The only good thing about that is that I will happen to need to be in Boston that time anyway. I have depositions scheduled for February 7th, the last day possible per court order, for one of my cases. I don't know if my husband will be ready to journey home by then. I don't know if my life could get any more stressful. It's a nightmare!
Fluoroquinolones are great antibiotics in the proper setting ... BUTT they have specific contraindications in older patients and juveniles and certain other settings, so yes ... may not be needed even then, UNTIL indicated in which case ....GIVE'M !
An FDA safety review has shown that fluoroquinolones when used systemically (i.e. tablets, capsules, and injectable) are associated with disabling and potentially permanent serious side effects that can occur together. These side effects can involve the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system.
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