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infection was posted 02/21/2019 11:20 pm by Anonymous
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What a frustrating thing for your Mom...

Is she eating ok? Has she lost a lot of weight?

Has she seen an Infectious disease doctor? These are specialists on finding the sources of infection.

Of course, I have to wonder whether something caused by the surgery is contributing to the infection. Where was the surgery done? Was it an excellent surgeon who does a lot of whipples? Have you gone back to the surgeon to see what he thinks is causing the infection?

I wonder everything from.... did they leave a piece of gauze or something inside that could be causing the infection.... to.... did an abnormal connection (a fistula) happen during post-surgical healing that is causing the infection.... Or is something 'leaking' and didn't heal/seal up well after the surgery.

Has she had a white blood cell scan to look for the site of the infection?

Meanwhile, the more nutrition and protein she can eat, the better to help her heal and fight infection.

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