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Yes, the hospital had him on antibiotics all week while in the hospital. They discharged him tonight and gave him a prescription antibiotic. He is no better at all.
They did check the urine in the emergency room last Sunday. Nothing found. Not sure about the heart valves, but they did say that the CAT scan showed some fluid around the heart.
Wouldn't all of the antibiotics that he has been on all week help this? If not, how is it treated?
He has a healthy heart and never had any heart problems. Could this still happen without any prior heart conditions? Hospital discharged him and he is home tonight. Should we bring him back to the ER?
Wouldn't the bacteria have shown up in the blood cultures?
Thank you for your input. We will have him get this test.
Do you know why his temperature would be normal all day and then spike to 102-103 each night?
So, in your opinion, you don't think this so called bile stone that they are claiming he passed could have been the problem? They have him coming back for an ultrasound of the gall bladder and liver.
Also, could it be lymes disease? Seems like all the symptoms, but they dismissed that and didn't test for it.
Any other possible causes?
If it was the bile stone, would the fever stop spiking now? Just checked his temperature and it was 100.1. Lower than it has been at night, but still not normal.
Also, he had no stomach pain. Is it possible to have a bile stone and no stomach pain?
One last question, if this ends up being the problem, is it a 4-6 week hospital stay? Would this be causing the low blood pressure?
Thank you for all your help.
I appreciate it.