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I'm Losing My Sister

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  • Posted By: DesireeS
  • October 24, 2006
  • 00:01 AM

If anyone has any information that may help us, please email me at desireesmulski@yahoo.com.

My sister was a vivid, lively person 2 years ago when I last saw her. Since then, I visited last week and she looks like she's dying, I wanted to pick her up and make it better like I always do, only this time, I know I can't help her.

She has severe tooth decay and can't eat, coupled with a rectal lump (at age of 26), and severe weight loss. She also has a complicated heart murmur since birth. I know that her weight loss is due to the tooth decay and infections from whatever part of the tooth is left. What I'm worried about is a bloodstream infection from her long-term tooth problem.

I've gone so far as to send them recipes to mash her food (she can't cook at all) and told them to serve everything at room temperature. My question is, how severe can this get? She looks like a cancer patient, just skin on bones and she was always muscular and fit. I don't know how to convince her to go to the hospital or a local clinic. The reason I'm doing this today is because she's extremely scared of doctors and hospitals.

If anyone can help me get on the right path, especially with how far her infections can go, please let me know immediately. I would really appreciate it. She's one of the closest people to me, and I want to make sure someone can make her healthy again.



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  • So she has a tooth decay? That is very painful! She needs a dentist. She needs some penicillian for the infection. good luck.... The pain will get intense so maybe there something else going on, being scared of doctors. They will fix her.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 24, 2006
    • 06:22 PM
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  • Heart murmur plus tooth pain plus deterioration = infective endocarditis until proven otherwise. Please take her to a doctor
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 08:19 PM
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  • PLEASE get her to the doctor. My mom had a rectal lump.I dont have my mom anymore. She too didnt go to doctors.She had skin cancer that went to her rectom .Please a.s.a.p.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 07:13 PM
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  • My aunt has a disease that probably has nothing to do with it, she has crest syndrome or something like that, the thing is that she too had problems with her teeth and it started to affect her heart because whatever is in her mouth, all those infections in her mouth traveled to her heart, and she had to get peniciline. Anyway if your sisters doesnt get to a doctor soon by the time that she does want to go it will be too late, and whatever is wrong with her might be too advance. Tell her that the sooner she goes to the doctors the better the possibilities to find a cure. Good luck......(I don't know your faith, but I will keep your sister and you in my prayers.)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 1, 2006
    • 03:41 AM
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