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What is the recovery period for quadruple bypass surgery?

I have family member 9 days ago had quadruple bypass. She is not doing well. elevated WBC count, Low platelets, On dialysis since surgery. Not waking up. CT scan did not show anything. Prior to bypass surgery she had hip replacement and ended up with MRSA in joint and has been on life time antibiotics. She is so swollen. Doctors frustrated not knowing what is going on. Any ideas.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016
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hi I can understand your anguish since your family member is not doing well after cardiac Bypass surgery. Previous hip Replacement getting infected and now not getting up and on dialysis.These are the kind of situation that make medicine such a complicated business. Infection may have affected kidneys , that is why she is undergoing dialysis.
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