|Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake||posted 11-10-2012 09:17 PM||1651 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
11-10-2012 09:17 PM
A couple of months ago I did a forum topic on my splinter caused infected finger. Here is an update.
Well, it’s about two months later and the news is good. If you remember I had gotten a splinter in the side end digit of my index finger and didn’t really deal with it after pulling it out. I don’t remember it but the MRI showed a stabbing hole in the bone on the side of it. The staff infection that resulted led to a prognosis of amputation of the last (end) digit of my finger on my left hand. I’m left handed and play guitar, paint, etc. I was set to have the amputation on Sept 27th, about two months ago.
They at one point opened it up and cleaned it out.
I demanded a second opinion and saw an infectious disease specialist. He sent me for a picc line. An IV that goes from my upper arm through a vein and into my heart to deliver antibiotic every day via syringe directly into my heart so the pressure can push it to my extremities. The wife has been injecting me every day for eight weeks. The infection is not showing up any longer and the bone in my finger has started to regenerate. It was badly damaged and very fragile because of the infection. They half expected the tendon to tear away from it before I was done.
As of this week. Looks okay!
Well, none of that happened. I’m cautiously hopeful and the prognosis looks good. It’s very difficult to cure osteomyelitis (bone infection) and I’ll need to be checked up every three months for awhile and then again maybe be on oral antibiotic long term. But Things are now looking up. News is that the bone should be regenerated enough to put pressure on it by the first of January. About two months away.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.