Well  Ive been posting updates on FB  but I forgot to do it here. After my last post where Mavis was at the Marsden having one of her funny Turns. They monitored her and ran tests but no conclusion. She was  allowed home. However on the Wednesday Morning early a Phone call from Doctor  come back into hospital asap and  stay for a couple of nights. So Off we went and they had a bed all sorted. It  turns out  that what she has been suffering on these fortnightly appointments is apylactictic Shock . The pict line has an infection in it. So when  we arrive  the first thing they do is  Flush it and take bloods. About an hour later she goes into shock. because the Flushing of  the pict line pushes the infection  back into her blood stream this is what is causing  the problem. So she has been  kept in and is administered as an infusion through a temporary line a heavy antibiotic. day and night. They have removed the original line and sent it for analysis. We  get confirmation update on Monday when she will be discharged with  antibiotic tablets untill I next appointment. She will get a new pict line and a scan and more tests and another culture  test to confirm the infection has  cleared. Apylactic shock if not treated urgently  can be fatal as it    causes blood poison and shuts down organs. . I am surprised this has not been picked up before. Do they not  test for  this every  appointment when they do blood tests? And should the pict line have been left in situ for as long as 18 months.

I have visited today and she looks tired but is her usual perky self, worying about her mesowarrior blogs and help pages. What a woman. She has problems with the temporary  catheters. and had to have another one fitted this afternoon. On Monday  after  more test results over the weekend  are in  she expects to be disharged. But  I must wait and see. Thats about  all the news I have todate.


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