Arlene J.
on 5/22/11 4:02 am - Barrie, Canada
Glad she found this...
  Arlene Jamieson Nurse in this morning and removed a 4 inch peice of silvercell packing..that was about 2 months old...squeezed it until it bled so it got flushed out, and then cleaned with betedine and packed it..I automatically went to after hour clinic and got antibiotics.. in the event there is some kind of infection there.

Better out than in I say!!! Now we know why my packing was falling out all the time.

Have a great day and long weekend!!

Leslie W.
on 5/22/11 6:23 am - Cobourg, Canada

You did the right thing about getting antibiotics. Yikes you would think that someone would have noticed it a little earlier. Glad to hear things are now on the right track.

Referral: August 2010 Orientation TWH: May 25, 2011  NP: June 8/11, f/u sleep clinic June 7, abd u/s June 14, SW: June 28/11  Nutrition Class: July 5/11, Dietician Aug 09, Psychologist Aug 25 Surgeon Sept 16th Surgery Date: Oct 11/11 HW:287, Opti wt: 260 SW: 242
My Angel is Sheri TK   
on 5/22/11 6:56 am - Cambridge, Canada
 Oh my goodness.  Well I'm so glad it is out and hopefully you will be on the mend.


Dr. Reed
VSG May 24/2011

on 5/22/11 7:56 am - Hamilton, Canada
Glad she found this ... but EEEWWW! 


Former RNY patient revising to Sleeve then DS.
Appts: Dietitian - January 21/19; July 16/19, August 13/19, September 17/19, October 15/19; Social Worker: August 23/19; DS Orientation: March 20/19; Internist: September 30/19; Surgeon: November 13/19 (signed consent).
Surgery Date: February 28/20.


on 5/22/11 10:35 am - Canada
 Glad to hear you got the antibiotics. 

You might want to contact that nursing agency that's been coming regularily and praise the current nurse for her thoroughness and ask a question or two about wound care and what might have happened that a piece of old packing got left in so long. I know some nurses are wound care specialists... perhaps it would be good to request either the last nurse return or they send out only highly specialized nurses in the future. 

Heres to hoping things heal nicely from here on in. 
Sometimes the best support  you can get isn't all purple puddles and pink rainbows.

Arlene J.
on 5/22/11 10:56 am, edited 5/21/11 10:58 pm - Barrie, Canada

Here's the thing..I haven't been with silvercell since I visited Dr Nanda in Toronto Mar. 3rd when he changed my dressing because I wasn't healing.

That piece has been in there since before then..

I have been on Antibiotics Clavulan twice since my surgery..I have asked on more than one occaision is there anything in there..No Arlene there isn't..is the reply I got.

The nurse today seen the drainage, as my dressings wouldn't stay in there..it isn't a big hole

maybe 1/4 inch wide and 4.5 deep.. just imagine a 4 in piece of siliver cell coming out of there. with a hole lot of pus..right after she pulled it out and she pushed around and got a lot more out of there.

I cried cause and gave her a big hug thanking her..Omg I am in still shock form this..She told me to get to the after hour clinic and get on some proper antiotics.. I did..so now I am on another antibotic for another 10 days. so unless there is something else I should be healed in two weeks..I will be emailing the surgeon later tonight.

I am going to sleep better tonight knowing that may have been my issue..here's to hoping..
I had been having a reoccuring dream about something light in there.It was the silivercell packing...but the nurse assured me there wasn't anything there. So what do you do..

Eileen C.
on 5/23/11 8:19 am - Cornwall, Canada
RNY on 10/12/09 with
Hi Arlene

Glad to hear you are now on the mend, should have been found months ago, but better late than

never, right?

Keep up the meds and sending you healing vibes and warm hugs      that you are now again

on the road to complete recovery

Take care

            my angel is Lisa48                                        
on 5/25/11 2:13 am - Canada
Arlene, I was coming to you looking for some advice. 
I was going to ask you if you had any adivce for wound care, an in retrospect type of a thing.
Now I'm just left shaking my head and very glad you shall now be healing at a faster rate.

My mom had a tummy tuck back at the end of April.  She is starting to get an infection and the skin is starting to have a slight gap in it.

Some drs say, do nothing but allow it to air out, take antibiotics, use gauze.... others would say use hydrogen peroxide and antibiotic ointments on it.  Just kind of wondering your take after you have been through so much?

Arlene J.
on 5/25/11 7:38 am - Barrie, Canada
after me having that taken out of me..I am still a little shocked
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