my dtr had a complete body lift, breast lift,lipo in her back, chin, and abd, with an arm lift too.she had this surgery in mexico from a dr. other friends had gone to with great results. she is 33. she had a 10 hr surgery and flew home to tx within 14 hrs of surgery.she was told to expect shortness of breathe from the surgery, and recovery time is norm of 6 wks. she was home ten days when her sob became increasingly worse.we phoned the dr. and he said that should not be happening at this time post surgery. i carried her to the er dept with her lips blue and her fingertips blue. she was immediately scanned and had a 13 mm pulmonary embolism in the branch of the pulmonary artery,the dr, staff had never seen one this big, and they fully expected her heart to explode with a pulse rate of 150 no bp could be obtained.she was given a clot buster to break up the pe and had a filter placed in her vena cava. then we had to worry about all her incisions bleeding out. her incisions had never started to heal due to the pe, so a hematoma formed behind the abd insicion , it became infected and it opened up exposing all the stitches and leaking a great amount. we went to a wound care center and the dr there opened it up and all this ugly fluid ran out and it smelled awful, a huge amt of skin was already necrotic. he referred us to a trauma surgeon and he had to remove 2 inches of her abd skin and tissue, the infection had already started to eat into her abd muscles. she had 4 kinds of bacteria, staph,mrsa,e coli and psuedmonous. she was in the hosp 11 days receiving antibioctics . 3 different ones every 4 hrs. since getting out the wound dr has had to debride another huge amt of tissue and it still has bacteria in it.we may have to go to a larger wound clinic or even have more surgically removed. i am, scared to death that she is going to get sepsis and die. tell me what you know about sepsis and abd injuries?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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