Hi, my wife was admitted to hospital for ERCP 1month
just wanted to correct the on 10 the night 10:30 haemoglobin was 8.8 and after fever it was 7.
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Have gone through your details,
Hemolysis is the destruction of red blood cells before their normal life span is up.Severe hemolysis is seen in inflammatory conditions like pancreatitis.Secondly toxins released by bacteria can also cause severe hemolysis.As fever is persistent this means that inflammation and infection is still there in body.The basic aim of body to increase temperature is that bacteria's can't tolerate such high temperature.Therefore in high fever state the bacteria dies away but releases large amount of toxins into blood vessels.This may result into increase permeability of blood vessels hence may cause seepage of blood through it.This may be a cause of low hemoglobin despite of transfusion.Was a stool test done for occult blood?
I can't see any reports attached to the query.So please attach all details with follow up.
Are her vitals normal?
Is she maintaining blood pressure and pulse?
What is her blood oxygen saturation?
What was the result of her blood culture and sensitivity?
What antibiotics she is on?
As an attendant what are your observations?Is she improving?
Is she responsive?
Please attach reports of all tests as well as treatment she is on.
All details are required before making any professional comment on her condition.
Have seen reports,
Its going to take time sir all these are a result of sepsis(infection due to pancreatitis). This infection is now in her pancreas and in the fluid surrounding it.Till time the bacteria's are fully cleared up from body there would be off and on fever.
Its a clear cut case of sepsis.
Sepsis occurs when chemicals released in the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammation throughout the body. This can cause a cascade of changes that damage multiple organ systems, leading them to fail, sometimes even resulting in death.
Treatment as off now is correct.
Pig tail catheter is there for draining.Antibiotics are main stay of treatment and keeping her vitals stable is the ultimate goal.If pulse blood pressure and oxygen saturation is maintained by patient then all we can do is give her therapy and wait her body to respond.
One request from next time kindly scan the date of tests also.
Frankly speaking this would take time so rest assured till patient is maintaining vitals every thing is ok.Fever pain etc would be there.Her body is in a state of severe infection with inflammatory responses.
Keep me updated.
Hope i was helpful,
Now as doctors have reports of culture and sensitivity the likely hood of fast improvement are high because now they know that to which antibiotic the bacteria is sensitive.Till now it was an instinctive treatment.So its good that culture reports are there.
Very likely cause of increase of air pocket is because till now antibiotic sensitivity and resistance was not known.Now when sensitive antibiotics would be given they would strike the bacterium.
Fever as told earlier is an indicator of infection and her body fluid is infected by klebsiella. Once bacteria is gone fever would settle down by itself.
Maintain vitals of patient
Administer high doses of parentral antibiotic and supportive management.
Treatment protocol as off now is administer antibiotics the patient is sensitive to.
Maintain pulse blood pressure and oxygen saturation.
Drain off the fluid (would be quicker now).
Wait and watch.
Hope i was clear and helpful,
Follow up after 24 hours.
Please attach the treatment sheet of patient(if hospital allows).
feeling sorry for her the procedure went wrong.
Feeling sorry for her after reading the complete summary.
I think you need a easy explaination of what happened and what are they doing now/Whats going on?
See normally ERCP is a non complicated procedure but unfortunately in your case complication occurred (pancreatitis). Now as patient landed up into pancreatitis(in december) she started having sepsis in which the bacteria travels to various other parts of the body and infects it(you can see by yourself that infection spreaded to lungs her chest etc etc) but fortunately at that time infection was controlled but as per her latest scans she is again having a repeat attack of pancreatitis and this time the bacteria involved is klebsiella(I.C.U has its own problems many times patients admitted for long time in hospital gets hospital acquired bacterial infections but we have to deal with that). As of now she is back to square one i mean she is again having pancreatitis and the doctors have started her antibiotics as per her culture sensitivity reports.
As per my experience she would take at least a week more in I.C.U/H.D.U and after that minimum 14 days for recovery.
Blood tests should be done regularly(that they would take care off).
Except that the main procedure got wrong every thing else mentioned in summary is done correctly.
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Again till patient is maintaining her vitals(pulse,blood pressure and oxygen saturation there is no need to panic).
Hope i was helpful.
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