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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 4/10/2006 6:50:35 PM EDT
A question for the hive:

Is it unusual to not be prescribed antibiotics after an appendectomy? I am recovering from one and was given no antibiotics. Doc said they don't work.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:51:14 PM EDT
that's because he used HIV infected tools on you. you're screwed bud
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:53:03 PM EDT
Hope not.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:13:27 PM EDT
I had an appy and they gave me IV antibiotics before I left the hospital. Nothing to take home except massive pain pills. Said to come back if it started to look infected.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:16:46 PM EDT
OK. Yeah, they gave me an IV when I was in there, too. Just seemed strange that I didn't get any pill antibiotics.

Been practically chewing on a piece of leather to avoid taking the pain pills.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:28:26 PM EDT
As long as I didn't move I was ok. The getting out of bed to go pee was the worst. But I made do with ibuprofin and not the tylenol-3. Get through the first 2 days or so and you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:34:51 PM EDT
Mine had already ruptured. I got gallons of the highest potent juice they could get. Darn near died anyway.

I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe that they cut open your gut and won't be using any anti-biotics. That is odd.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:41:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeuceG19:

Been practically chewing on a piece of leather to avoid taking the pain pills.



Uh, why?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:45:02 PM EDT
Just don't like 'em.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:46:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Crock:
I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe that they cut open your gut and won't be using any anti-biotics. That is odd.



Like I said, they gave me an IV with antibiotics in the hospital but no pills for when I got out. Just trying to figure out if that is normal.

Sorry to hear you got so sick.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:50:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeuceG19:
Just don't like 'em.


well..... send em over here , I'll take em for ya
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:52:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeuceG19:
Just don't like 'em.



I know, they taste nasty. But someone showed me how to swallow pills with a glass of water, and I was SOOOOOOOOOO happy after that!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:47:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:

Originally Posted By DeuceG19:
Just don't like 'em.



I know, they taste nasty. But someone showed me how to swallow pills with a glass of water, and I was SOOOOOOOOOO happy after that!



"...and it turns out, they were SUPPOSITORIES!"

Sorry, punchline sort of appeared in front of me when I read your post.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:51:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:53:27 PM EDT
Did your appendix rupture? Mine did and I was on IV antibiotics for several weeks but was sent home with out any oral medications. IIRC I had instructions to contact my doctor if my temperature went up past 100.

Patty
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:57:18 PM EDT
Take the pain pills or you'll be in pain for a while.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:06:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Did your appendix rupture? Mine did and I was on IV antibiotics for several weeks but was sent home with out any oral medications. IIRC I had instructions to contact my doctor if my temperature went up past 100.

Patty



Fortunately, it did not rupture. I am sorry to hear that yours did. That probably was unpleasant.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:07:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By petagunner:
Ahhh...the appy, second worst pain I've ever encountered next to Kidney stoneshebut sounds like SOP from what my wife tells me (nurse)hr


Phew. Good to know. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:09:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeuceG19:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Did your appendix rupture? Mine did and I was on IV antibiotics for several weeks but was sent home with out any oral medications. IIRC I had instructions to contact my doctor if my temperature went up past 100.

Patty



Fortunately, it did not rupture. I am sorry to hear that yours did. That probably was unpleasant.



To say the least! Mine ruptured when I was 17 and it took me exactly 30 days before I could talk someone into believing me that it rupture. I was hospitalized for over a month for the original appendectomy and again for 3 weeks for adhesions. Not a lot of fun.

I hope you heal quickly. I'm sure you'll be fine.

Patty
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:14:34 PM EDT
Wow. That is terrible. hrough
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