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Had spinal surgery for scoliosis. Previous aurgery 10 years

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Had spinal surgery for scoliosis. Previous aurgery 10 years ago. MD took culture during surgery, came back positive for staph.
Was started on a 6 week course of Nafcillin, PICC line inserted. PICC developed thrombosis after one week.
On rehab unit of hospital, PICC removed at 4 pm. Peripheral IV inserted at 11 pm, infiltrated right away, so no doses antibiotic. Rehab unit declined to put another IV in until morning.

Missed 4-5 doses Nafcillin after one week of therapy in a six week course. Will this present any problems?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 1 year ago.

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Dr. Natasha :

I was following your question

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are you still there?

Dr. Natasha :

That is a number of nafcillin doses to miss... usually one or two is ok, 4-5 is not great

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However, if you are not having pain or fevers, I would not worry... that would mean a failed course of antibiotics

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My mom was angry at the nurses for not putting another IV in at midnight and then they told no one was available, but my mom was saying this is a hospital and she is worried, and they began treating my mom bad

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 1 year ago.
Hi
I am sorry that the RNs were so unprofessional, but I would worry about it any more. What is done is done
If you are feeling better, that is what is important.

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