Poly panga trip to town'

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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by cape man » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:23 am

That my friend is a yarn (or two) that I'd love to hear over a pint (or two). Hope the grandson is okay. Bacteria like that are scary.


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Post by woylie » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:18 am

Good evening folks.
Went to see the young fella at the hospital.They've got him on a drip and a drain in his arm to drain the pus out of the infection.
Tomorrow the pathology results are due and they should be able to fine tune the antibiotics.
It is amazing how quickly these bugs can flare up.I suppose the blood temperature is much the same as the sea in these parts, so they are quite at home in the bloodstream.
I always apply Betadine to any wounds or whisky is also good.This time of the year your skin is always moist and bacteria and fungi thrive.
I'll give an update tomorrow.Thanks for your kind thoughts.Cheers!

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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:30 pm

All the best for your grandson, at least you knew immediately what he had. My son was on a world trip and stayed 2 weeks on the Fidji Islands and informed us 3 weeks later he has been operated on his foot in Houston Texas hospital. As a parent one worries a lot especially when the info is not detailed. When he arrived home 2 months later he let the cat out of the sack that he had high fever and a worm operated out of his foot which must have entered thru a small wound on his big toe in humid Fidji.
I hope your grandson gets soon well and is as lucky as my son who recovered within a week.
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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by Jeff » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:09 pm

We certainly hope you grandson's health improves quickly!!! Jeff

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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by woylie » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:49 am

The pathology results for the blood samples were inconclusive so they extracted some fluid from his elbow to try to culture the bacteria.They are trying another antibiotic twice a day as a drip.
I'll let you know as soon as the results come through.

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Post by Jeff » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:09 am

Woylie, very scary situation!! Hope they find the the bacteria and are able to treat it swiftly!! Jeff

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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by TomW1 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:10 pm

woylie wrote:The pathology results for the blood samples were inconclusive so they extracted some fluid from his elbow to try to culture the bacteria.They are trying another antibiotic twice a day as a drip.
I'll let you know as soon as the results come through.
Woylie best wishes to your grandson. I contracted the worst flesh eating bacteria here in the states 3 years ago. It took them 2 biopsies until they figured out what it was, as it not that common. Then they gave me the strongest antibiotic to take 4 times a day for 3 weeks.

Hope they find what it is soon and get him on a treatment regimen.
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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by Newt » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:54 pm

TomW1 wrote:
woylie wrote:The pathology results for the blood samples were inconclusive so they extracted some fluid from his elbow to try to culture the bacteria.They are trying another antibiotic twice a day as a drip.
I'll let you know as soon as the results come through.
Woylie best wishes to your grandson. I contracted the worst flesh eating bacteria here in the states 3 years ago. It took them 2 biopsies until they figured out what it was, as it not that common. Then they gave me the strongest antibiotic to take 4 times a day for 3 weeks.

Hope they find what it is soon and get him on a treatment regimen.
A local dentist contracted the flesh eating bacteria wade fishing on the Texas coast. He lost part of a leg. :(

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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by woylie » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:17 am

Its 1500 hrs here and they are about to operate under general anaesthetic to remove pus as there is only a pinhole where the infection started.
thanks again for your kind thoughts.

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Re: Poly panga trip to town'

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:42 pm

I sure hope the surgery went well for your grandson. That is a nasty bug!

I've been real lucky with all the fish and other assorted funky cuts I've had over the years, never much worried about them unless they needed stitches, but I ain't like most people :lol: I know a few who have had serious problems. All the commercial and charter boat captains around here swear by pouring clorox (bleach) on every cut and prick.
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