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Old 11-20-2012, 03:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Your first mistake was taking him to an Urgent Care facility. They have the worst record for treating people and they are just cash centers for hospitals. The only good those urgent care facilities are for is NOTHING!!!!! Pass those places up and go to a hospital, they are usually just a few miles further, but worth it!!!!

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Just wondering how your dad is doing since this bite?? I am hoping that he's doing a lot better.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Just wondering how your dad is doing since this bite?? I am hoping that he's doing a lot better.
Thanks for asking. He's doing pretty well. The (very loose) stitches were removed last week. They decided to extend his IV antibiotics a little longer as there was still some swelling in his fingers. I think he finishes up sometime this weekend. They'll probably leave the PICC line in place for a bit to make sure there are no other problems before they remove it. (I guess having it put in is no picnic. Ugh!) Once he gets the all clear, he'll start rehab for his hand.

On the bright side, having to switch and use his left hand, as awkward as it's been the last few weeks, seems to have helped with the pain and swelling caused by the brachial plexus injury from last year's heart surgery. He's actually gained a little mobility back in his left hand and he's now able to make a loose fist, which he hasn't been able to do since the surgery. The doctor said it would take 12 to 18 months to see any improvement and we're at the 11 month mark, so maybe it's just a coincidence, but we'll take it either way!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Glad to hear he is on the mend. Glad to hear that he's getting use from his left hand as well.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #25 (permalink)
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OMG - just came across this thread ... so sorry about your Dad's injuries - wishing a speedy recovery and thanks for sharing info on NOT stitching wound from a dog bite - I didn't know that either
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Good luck with the att. Trust me you don't have grounds for a lawsuit. The drs always cover their butt regardless that common sense says you néed antibiotic. I spoke with a lawyer on a more severe injury from the result of drs dragging their feet, nothing was able to be done. Your just wasting your time. I hope your dad feels better though.


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Old 11-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Just reading this too. That's terrible!!! Your poor dad!! I was bit by a dog once too.. My fault as well.. I was afraid to go to the doctor because it was a rescue that bit me and she was old deaf and blind and not utd with her shots for health reasons. I did eventually have to go and get antibiotics and luckily the dr was good about it That dr should have known!! I know how fast and how serious the infection can get!


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Old 11-30-2012, 12:25 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I hope your dad feels better soon. So sorry this happened to your family.
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