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Home Iv Antibiotics

Well dads gone into hospital with serioues infection AND jyst as ambulance left post man deliverd letter saying i need to go on curse of 10 day HOME iv antibiotcs.

Anyone know much about home IV's and defo better than hospital BUT wish had got letter 10 mins before.

Then i could of shown it dada ambulance men women AS am sure dad cought it of me OR did i him.

Or we both cought it of district nurses carers.

Bacteria is gram negative called RAOULTELLA

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Hoping you and your dear dad get well soon. Thinking of you both. Xxxx

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Hi Sassy cheers was horrendous early hours .. Tried taking dad toilet THEN he ran out of steam and had to sit on floor THEN i passed out.

Usually dads ok with walking to toilet but not this time WE both was in for shock

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Are you doing them yourself or are the community IV team coming in? I much prefer to do my own IVs at home if well enough. Better to be at home. Wish you and your Dad well.

Cx

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Am waiting on OPAT team to do iv's

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Hope they do the trick for you.

Love cx

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I do hope you and your father both feel better soon. x

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Hi defo agree with you there AS much as he is hard work MISS him already.

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stay strong , we are with you

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All the best for your dad and you take good care of yourself.

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Cheers thanks

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So sorry to hear everything is happening at once. Best wishes to you both and hopefully you will feel a lot better when yr treatment starts. Diane xxx

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Cheers be glad myself JUST hope dada ok tho.

With a. It of luck doctors will see CAN't treat one with out other.

Past month been telling doctor have been ill JUST shame it affect my dad too before out was done.

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So frustrating - but action at last !

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I hope that your dads health improves rapidly on hospital admission and also that your i.v antibiotics sort out your own infection..it might be useful for your dads health care to advise the hospital what infection you are being treated for........regards skis

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Hi Skischool did tell doctors and they said dad would be iller than already is.

My dad’s home and he is far from right THINK hospital sent him home as this nothing can be done.

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Sending positive vibes Jeff, I hope you and your dad both recover quickly. xxx

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Hi Toci cheers think my dad needs posative vibes more HE won’t accept help with eating drinking AND given he’s condition he won’t get away with it for much longer.

But what do I know really hospital said he was ok.

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I hope you both feel better soon, you deserve it xx

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So sorry your dad is poorly Jeff. I'm sorry, no idea about home ivs but I really hope it makes a difference and you feel better very soon. xx 🌱

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Hi Caspiana since I read letter about home iv’s feel tad vindicated about what I said about my lung doctor being reckless unprofessional dangerous WHEN she stoped my maintenance antibiotics.

Dad is back home and is far from right really HOW hospital can discharge someone who is shaking and can’t eat or drink Is beyond me.

I think it’s is mind that as took further hits SO is not looking too good really

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I was watching a documentary about the NHS on BBC 2. There are so many patients, not enough beds. I feel very sorry, so many very ill people cannot be admitted and people who are not well enough are discharged. The hospital staff do their best but are so overstretched. Your poor dad. I can only hope he can feel comfortable very soon.

I remember you mentioning your maintenance antibiotics being stopped. I hope you and your dad catch a break soon.

Take care. Sending warm wishes. xx 🌹

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Wish you both well, not heard of that bacteria.

Let us know how you and your dad get on x

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I'm sorry you and your dad are both poorly jeff you do a great job looking after him 24-7.xhope you both feel better rapidly.

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Morning Jeff, things are not going well for you these past few weeks, but now you know it is bacterial; and needs antibiotics and so will your doctor. Could be the same for your dad too, so think hospital is the best for him till you are fully recovered as you need to rest as well as the IV biotics. Hope all smooths out soon and you both recover from this bacterial infection. Take care,keep warm and pamper yourself a little till your dad can come home again. You need to be better to care for him. Every best wish

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Sorry if a previous 1 liner got through,I'd tried to delete it. Anyway JAS this is not a good time for you and for Dad. Like u said,if only your letter had arrived a wee bit earlier eh? I'm hoping that Dad will go to your local hospital but until your iv AB's are done,you can't really move. This whole situation could easily develop into a predicament! If all your research over the months is shown to yours and Dads medical team,I wonder if it would make them realise you do your research and you do know what you are talking about.....just no letters after your name.

Do try and stay positive during these times and ,the obvious..... Keep us all up-to-date.

Kind wishes.

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Hope you both feel a lot better really soon.

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