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 ....
Just a medical reply to these two separate issues here :
Unless there is existing infection or reasonable presumption of incipient infection, for a sterile surgery there should be no requirement for pre-op antibiotics.
For potentially problematic surgeries, known to be "at risk" for complications, pre-op antibiotics would be considered.
Most surgeries we as patients here have been exposed to, would require post-op medications which are actually started IV during the pre-op preparation stage
before the surgeons actually start their work.
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 !
Hope all the patients get what they need and it WORKS !
(( disclaimer :
I have had most of the "major RAMBO-cillin" type antibiotic meds during my Journey, including Fluoroquinolones and am still here to chat about it ! AND as a Vet have used the fluoro's for a lotta years and kind of have to take the Floxie website with a grain of salt. IF used properly they are like any other med we are exposed to and they come with pluses and minuses. Fear mongering sites do nothing to educate us to the real situation I am afraid ... JMO
and please don't get me started on anti-vaxxers