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Had bypass surgery. Readmitted for discharge from the stitches on the chest. On antibiotics. Any advice? mom had a bypass surgery last done last month and was discharged from the hospital within a week of the surgery,but she was called for repeated dressings.and on the third day of the discharge they readmitted her in the hospital sayin that she had some discharge from the stitches on the chest .now its almost been two weeks and shes on heavy antibiotics namely tige cycline 50mg.they also restitched d wound and say they have put double the sticthes and also tension sooches but still they are not talking of discharging the patient.. plzzz advice on what should i do next
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

It seems the surgical wound is not properly recovering. The usual culprit is secondary infection.

Please discuss with your current doctor about the nature of infection. I wish she has undergone microscopic studies on the discharge sample. A gram stain and culture of discharge same will identify the causative microbe and it's sensitive antibiotic.

Also discuss about her current blood sugars. Risen sugar also plays an important role in healing.

I understand your concern and your intention to take your mother home. Please discuss about these issues with the treating doctor. You may plan her discharge if the infection is under control.

Hope this helps.


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