abcess drainage for son not great...and not successful

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Deese
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   Posted 9/27/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
 JOhn went in to have abcess drained with ct scan guidance....they now are sure of abcess..about 5 cm....and pretty sure fistula also. They gave him some Adavan....although the needle not bad...pressure from trying to put in drain he said hurt.Then after all that they could not get the drain in cause when they tried the abcess colapsed and they lost the tube...which they later retrieved. Now they want to rescan in two days and try again to put in drain. My son is losing it..and i am getting there myself...this is day 7 in the hospital and we ARE NO CLOSER TO RESOLVING HIS ISUES. This desease really ****,and when I look at my sons sad face it breaks my heart. THANKS for letting me vent...Deese

raynie_dai
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   Posted 9/27/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry things are going rough. I know how hard and scary it can be to watch doctors fiddle about with your child and only make things worse.
I wish I could offer something more substantial than "my thoughts and prayers are with you."
41 year old woman.  Officially diagnosed November 2003 after many misdiagnoses.  Have so far been able to avoid the hospital stays.  Have had to do months of iron treatments but at least I get to go home afterwards. I refuse to let Crohn's define me but sometimes it's easier said than done.


Sad Mom!
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   Posted 9/27/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Deese,

I am so sorry to hear that your son is having such a hard time. I know what you mean when you say the look in his face makes you sad! When my son was dx with this *******Disease, I use to look in his eyes and see the worries. As a mom, you have to be strong for him, since he looks up to you and puts his total trust in you, that is the only thing that will relax him, is to know you are there for him. I also understand that you're losing it. Maybe it's time to take a little break from the hospital for you. If you have been there all along, it is starting to take the better of you. I don't know if you have a relative who could come in and spend some time with your son and you could go home and recharge your batteries. A few hours is often what you need. I hope this is a possibility for you. You will feel and think better after a little break and then your son will feel your energy level being up and his will go up also and it will give him courage.

Please know that I am sending you positive energy and I really hope your son gets better very soon. I just wish I could give you a big hug and a shoulder to cry on, as I know that as a mom, we take it at heart. But please remember if you're better your son will be better too.

Keep faith and take care of yourself. We are all with you and sending healing vibes your way!!!

Sad Mom!


gachrons
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   Posted 9/27/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Deese Never had drain put in so don't quite understand how the abcess collasped .I am sure you both are finding it hard by now. Maybe they can put him to sleep next time at least maybe some of the infected stuff got sucked out I hope so . I know it is hard but it probably necessary for him so not much I can say except hope that the next one works.Are you getting any brakes from being there with him sometimes it helps if you can get someone to sit with him for awhile .Getting some much needed sleep helps us deal with things better too. What about going out in the yard once in awhile just a change of scenery helps sometimes. Really hoping things go better for him . Hang in there Deese lol gail

descrapster
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   Posted 9/27/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry that you and your son have to go through this. I am a little confused about this whole abcess thing because when I had mine it was drained by opening an incision in the skin. Where is your sons abcess if I may ask? I am imagining that the drain is used to have the abcess drain outside the skin instead of inside the body?
Descrapster
Diagnosed with CD June 15, 2007
Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
8 Pentasa/day
Had to stop Flagyl because of numbness in my toes!
 


Deese
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   Posted 9/27/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I understand the abcess is between his bowels..the were putting needle through the skin..aspirating the fluid....then putting a small tube in..and drain abcess the rest of the way into small bag outside of his abdomen. But..they could not get tube in....so tying again in two days UGGGG!!!! deese

descrapster
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   Posted 9/27/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there, I send you and your son prayers and well wishes! =)
Descrapster
Diagnosed with CD June 15, 2007
Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
8 Pentasa/day
Had to stop Flagyl because of numbness in my toes!
 


JudyK89
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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Did they say what they think may change in 2 days so that they'll be more successful? Are they doing the procedure differently? When you said the abscess collapsed did they mean it ruptured? I hope the next procdeure works out well for him, this must be so hard for both of you.

I had a drain like that for a while, it was fairly easy going in for me, and not painful at all, and fairly easy to manage, so once it's in, it won't be so hard. Hopefully they'll give him better sedatives or even anesthesia next time if the procedure was painful this time. Let us know how it goes.
Judy
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/29/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
When I had a drain placed in my abscess after my ostomy Sx they sedated me with fentanyl and versed. I was out cold and I am one who needs more meds due to resistance from many years of pain meds. Maybe they should try a different coctail to sedate him. I was literally out cold and didnt feel a thing. The drain tube did hurt after and the dressing they had on me was terrible. They actually had to change drains on me since the other was hurting do to size. I forget if it was too big or small but I was also having drainage around the drain tube which excoriated my skin. Since it was draining badly around the tube I had to change the dressing daily and they had one on that was supposed to last weeks. Needless to say changing that type of dressing daily made the skin worse. After an additional CT the nurse changed the dressing to a gauze dressing. With this I was able to use neosporin plus pain around the drain tube and it healed up and the severity of pain lessened. I must say though I snagged the line a couple times and that caused severe pain. After I got home after my reversal surgery I was bagless all around. I still walked around the house and mimicing holding the bag as to not catch it etc for a few weeks til I got use to not having bags attached to me. I had the drain in for 4 months so I had gotten use to doing certain actions to not snag the line after a few times of snagging it making it hard to break those habits after returining home.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


Homeboy
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I had surgery when I was 15 because of an abcess on my intestines, also had a temp. illestomy, which was removed when I was 16.

The odd part of it all.

While the doctors were deciding if they should drain the abcess?

They did a final test. I want to say MRI, but can't remember.

The test showed that my body was now, all of a sudden out of nowhere; building a wall of tissue around the abcess.
So they waited, and watched as this wall of tissue kept growing, then it began closing in on itself.

My g.i. said in time, even without surgery, this wall of tissue would keep growing, and it would consume the abcess.

It's really amazing to me how the body does things like this to survive.

Take Care
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 15mg every other day
Imuran 150mg day
Pain Meds
Vitamins

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