I Need Help!!!! Any Ideas Guys?

  1. AS SOME OF YOU MIGHT KNOW I AM ORIGINALLY FROM THE UK....LIVED IN THE US NOW FOR OVER 10 YEARS......MY DAD JUST CALLED TO TELL ME MY MOM IS IN THE HOSPITAL (DRYBURN HOSPITAL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND-FOR ALL YOU UK READERS ).

    NOW, THE REASON I AM TELLING YOU ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE......THEY HAVE HAD HER ADMITTED, BUT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ACCORDING TO MY FATHER - MOM STARTED GETTING THESE PUS FILLED BLISTER AROUND HER MOUTH, INSIDE HER MOUTH, ON HER HANDS AND FEET, THAT HAVE BEEN CAUSING HER EXTREME PAIN, TEMP HAS BEEN ELEVATED, SHE WENT TO VIST HER REGULAR PCP, AND HER JUST GAVE HER AMOXICILLIN 250MG TID, AND NOTHING FOR THE PAIN......AND AS SHE WAS LEAVING TOLD HER IF SHE WAS TO EXPERIENCE ANY RESP DSTRESS TO CALL 999.....NICE COMFORTING THOUGHT........SO THIS WAS LAST WEEK THIS ALL HAPPENED............. FAST FORWARD TO THIS TUESDAY- THE PUS FILLED BLISTERS HAVE NOW GOTTEN BIGGER, MY DAD STATED THAT MY MOM SMELLS LIKE HER FLESH IS ROTTING........ AND SHE NOT ABLE TO DRINK, OR HARDLY SWALLOW.....SO HE TAKES HER TO THE E.R.-WHERE THEY PROCEED TO RUN ALL KINDS OF TESTS ON HER- WHICH I FEEL THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE ON DAY 1- SHE IS NOW ADMITTED, IN ISOLATION-BUT NO-ONE CAN TELL MY MOM, DAD, OR ME ANYTHING............I HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE MOST OF THE DAY...........THE NURSE THAT HAS BEEN TAKING CARE OF MY MOM........HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL.........THEY STILL DO NOT HAVE HER ON IVF........I ASKED WHY NOT.....AND THE NURSE TOLD ME THAT THE DOCTOR DOES NOT THINK IT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME................NOW REMEMBER SHE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO TAKE PO FLUIDS IN OVER A COUPLE OF DAYS .....THIS JUST DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT TO ME............AT LEAST PUT HER ON SOME IVF RIGHT? AS YOU CAN ALL SEE I AM VERY STRESSED OUT OVER THIS, IT IS NOT LIKE I LIVE JUST A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY......BUT THANK GOODNESS FOR FLIGHT BENEFITS WITH MY HUBBYS JOB.....I AM HEADING OUT THERE IN THE MORNING......I WILL KEEP YOU ALL UPDATED.....BUT IF ANYONE HAS ANY THOUGHTS OF WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON, ANY INPUT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED....


    JAYNE
    Last edit by Jayne LPN on Mar 11, '03
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
  4. by   jnette
    Jayne... I'm so sorry to hear of this. I know you must be having a really hard time with this. Wouldn't even attempt to make any diagnosis here, but I'd sure as heck get to finding out something from the docs !

    Be careful, be safe, and warmest thought and prayers going out for your mom.. and you !

    Big hugs ((( )))
  5. by   SandyB
    http://www.familymanagement.com/chil...uth.facts.html
    ???????
    Let us know what it turns out to be.
    Hope she is better really soon.
    Warm thoughts flying across the ocean from here.
  6. by   kittyw
    (((Hugs))) Sending healing thoughts to you and your mom. Keep us posted.

    Kitty
  7. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Have a safe trip! Praying for your mom! Keep us updated!
  8. by   Jayne LPN
    Originally posted by Jayne LPN
    AS SOME OF YOU MIGHT KNOW I AM ORIGINALLY FROM THE UK....LIVED IN THE US NOW FOR OVER 10 YEARS......MY DAD JUST CALLED TO TELL ME MY MOM IS IN THE HOSPITAL (DRYBURN HOSPITAL IN DURHAM, ENGLAND-FOR ALL YOU UK READERS ).

    NOW, THE REASON I AM TELLING YOU ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE......THEY HAVE HAD HER ADMITTED, BUT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ACCORDING TO MY FATHER - MOM STARTED GETTING THESE PUS FILLED BLISTER AROUND HER MOUTH, INSIDE HER MOUTH, ON HER HANDS AND FEET, THAT HAVE BEEN CAUSING HER EXTREME PAIN, TEMP HAS BEEN ELEVATED, SHE WENT TO VIST HER REGULAR PCP, AND HER JUST GAVE HER AMOXICILLIN 250MG TID, AND NOTHING FOR THE PAIN......AND AS SHE WAS LEAVING TOLD HER IF SHE WAS TO EXPERIENCE ANY RESP DSTRESS TO CALL 999.....NICE COMFORTING THOUGHT........SO THIS WAS LAST WEEK THIS ALL HAPPENED............. FAST FORWARD TO THIS TUESDAY- THE PUS FILLED BLISTERS HAVE NOW GOTTEN BIGGER, MY DAD STATED THAT MY MOM SMELLS LIKE HER FLESH IS ROTTING........ AND SHE NOT ABLE TO DRINK, OR HARDLY SWALLOW.....SO HE TAKES HER TO THE E.R.-WHERE THEY PROCEED TO RUN ALL KINDS OF TESTS ON HER- WHICH I FEEL THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE ON DAY 1- SHE IS NOW ADMITTED, IN ISOLATION-BUT NO-ONE CAN TELL MY MOM, DAD, OR ME ANYTHING............I HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE MOST OF THE DAY...........THE NURSE THAT HAS BEEN TAKING CARE OF MY MOM........HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL.........THEY STILL DO NOT HAVE HER ON IVF........I ASKED WHY NOT.....AND THE NURSE TOLD ME THAT THE DOCTOR DOES NOT THINK IT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME................NOW REMEMBER SHE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO TAKE PO FLUIDS IN OVER A COUPLE OF DAYS .....THIS JUST DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT TO ME............AT LEAST PUT HER ON SOME IVF RIGHT? AS YOU CAN ALL SEE I AM VERY STRESSED OUT OVER THIS, IT IS NOT LIKE I LIVE JUST A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY......BUT THANK GOODNESS FOR FLIGHT BENEFITS WITH MY HUBBYS JOB.....I AM HEADING OUT THERE IN THE MORNING......I WILL KEEP YOU ALL UPDATED.....BUT IF ANYONE HAS ANY THOUGHTS OF WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON, ANY INPUT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED....


    JAYNE

    OK GUYS AN UPDATE

    I AM HEAR, IN GOOD OLD ENGLAND, MY MOM LOOKS LIKE POOP......BUT THE DOCTORS NOW HAVE A NAME FOR WHAT SHE HAS......STEVEN JOHNSON SYNDROME.....HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THIS DISEASE? ACCORDING TO HER DR'S THEY ARE SAYING IT IS RARE........WELL HAVE TO GET BACK TO MOMMSIE........I MUST SAY.....EVEN THOUGH WE (THE USA) HAVE OUR PROBLEMS WITH OUR OUTRAGEOUS COST OF HEALTH CARE......I WOULD RATHER BE SICK IN THE US THAN HERE IN THE UK......NO WONDER THE NHS IS HAVING SO MANY PROBLEMS..........I WILL TELL MORE LATER.....HAVE TO RUN.....THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS.....I WILL KEEP YOU ALL UPDATED.........
  9. by   sunnygirl272
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sunny girl beat me with links. Here's one more:

    STEVEN JOHNSON SYNDROME
    http://www.personalmd.com/news/sjohn...e_042800.shtml

    http://sjsco.tripod.com/flyer.pdf

    I have cared for patients with this condition. IV fluids a must---they need higher calories and protein for skin healing; several patients on TPN when unable to swallow. IV steroids and scrubulous wound care using adaptic dressings helpful.

    I had one man whose skin literally pealed off starting at his feet in sheets due to severe drug reaction. He survived and went home a month later.

    PM if I can help with advice. Sending healing thoughts and (((HUG))) to help.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 14, '03
  11. by   Disablednurse
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us informed.
  12. by   cactus wren
    Ouch !!! My daughter had this as a reaction to Cipro of all things. She was lucky didn`t require any skin grafts, has some scaring.And has been warned to never,ever take any abx in that class.

    Keeping your Mom in my prayers...
  13. by   Robin61970
    ((HUGS)) to you.....Give mom a hug from all of us....positive healing thoughts coming your way....
  14. by   aimeee
    Wow. Glad you could fly over to be with her. Keep us posted! Healing thoughts to your mom.

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