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Re: [IPp] Jillian's father
with higher bs infections tend to run rampant in any spot they happen in. so
yes he could be very septic (meaning even blood infection) from just an
inflamed gallbladder, his poor risk for surgery is most likely due to his
poor health in general and the fact that he is very ill currently with the
infection, even in a non diab person this ill they would do antibiotics for a
couple of days before proceeding.
being on a vent at this point i am guessing here is due to his bs being even
more out of whack from the infection, causing severe dka possibly.
i think that if the dr's don't think he will make it and the kids want to see
him then explain the situation to them and that he is very ill and it may be
the last time they see him, if they don't want to see him i wouldn't push the
issue, often after a couple days of antibiotics they have a huge turn around
and are much better.
it sure is a difficult position to be in under any circumstances and even
worse with having a child with diab also and her questioning afterwards would
be heartbreaking, but you can assure her that anyone can have a bad
gallbladder/infected gallbladder and it hardly ever makes anyone this ill,
but it was due to the fact that his bs was too high when he first got the
infection that made him this sick.
(of course i am assuming here, from the info you have given us and the info
of 21 yrs of nursing)
hope all ends well and he gets well enough fast to have surgery.
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