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Posted By: MidPenMopar

Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 04:13 AM

I just got released from a three day stint in hospital with septic cellulitis, The weird thing is there were three other patients admitted the same day or right after with exactly the same issues as me. The doctors have no clue as to why so many people come down with the same problem at the same time.
The standard antibiotics did nothing to stop the spread so they game me a more "effective" type that is starting to work and sent me home just now.


The nurse thinks it could be from some bug bite that are super resistant to antibiotics. Going to laid up for a few more days i guess.

Is the Zombie Apocalypse starting? panic
Stu

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Posted By: DirectSubjection

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 04:28 AM

eek Heal fast Stu!
Posted By: Pale_Roader

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 09:18 AM



Looks like my friend's leg. He's got some severe diabetes (otherwise relatively healthy, and young, just way overweight). Not sure how long his initial onset was, but it can flare, even now to twice its horror in no time at all.
Posted By: 3hundred

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 09:56 AM

I was in the hospital for a week last September with it. Missed four weeks of work in total. Worse than pneumonia or mononucleosis for me. My brothers step son got it shortly after I did and had a worse time with it, recovery for him was months.

Robert
Posted By: therocks

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 11:55 AM

Get well soon.Hope it dosent hurt too bad.Rocky
Posted By: moparx

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 01:10 PM

that looks BAD stu ! eek i hope you get healed up fast !
beer
Posted By: Rhinodart

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 01:21 PM

I heard it came from the diseased city you live too close to... panic Hope you heal quickly! wave
Posted By: FrankenScamp

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 02:01 PM

Damn, Stu. Hope that keeps getting better.

Take care! wave
Posted By: mopars4ever

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 02:04 PM

Hope it gets better quickly. This was on the news the other day around here. This stuff is scary too. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flesh-...to-climate-change-study-says-2019-06-18/
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 02:11 PM

Originally Posted by 3hundred
I was in the hospital for a week last September with it. Missed four weeks of work in total. Worse than pneumonia or mononucleosis for me. My brothers step son got it shortly after I did and had a worse time with it, recovery for him was months.

Robert


Did they ever figure out the initial cause of the infection??

The fact that three other people and myself came in at the same time was very unnerving my nurse said. They "think" it may be a spider or other insect that bites and it's poison that usaully be fought off by the bodies immune system is way to strong and it's become antibiotic resistant now. That's just one theory.
Stu
Posted By: second 70

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 03:34 PM

Bad news sorry you got infected Stu. My father first started getting it in his late 80's and had it flare up every year until he passed at 94. His leg and feet would get so swollen they looked like a balloon ready to burst. Very painful. Would have to be in hospital each time. Tried several specialists and all kind of meds each time and were just guessing what to try next. Never found a cause. I also have a 40 year old friend that caught it last year cause unknown. Problem is if you get it once it almost always returns. Prayers sent. Mike
Posted By: slantzilla

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 03:44 PM

I had cellulitis and shingles in my left leg last February. Doctors tried 2 different oral antibiotics that did absolutely nothing. Ended up in the hospital for 4 days on IV stuff. Only took 8 bags this time, last time it happened it took 17 over 5 days. I have lymphadema in my legs, so my skin has no immune system anymore. This bout started with the flu, and went downhill from there.
Posted By: 3hundred

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 04:22 PM

Originally Posted by MidPenMopar
Did they ever figure out the initial cause of the infection??Stu


Absolutely no clue. I was fine Sunday evening, Monday morning 3 week old kittens were kicking my hind end. I knew my leg was hurting and looking something like the pic you posted but thought almost nothing of it. White cell count was well over 20,000 and stayed there for days.

Many many hours of IV's, sulfa drugs and some damnably expensive pills knocked it out. Still took two weeks after release to get back to work, another month to get back to normal.

Robert
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 04:34 PM

I gotta say you guys at the best at cheering up a fellow!!! coffee

Well not much i can do but wait it out. Maybe someone garage door with break on here and give me something to do other than worry i may have the "T" virus and a black Umbrella Corporation helicopter is coming to get me!!! panic

Stu
Posted By: Porter67

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 04:35 PM

Im glad your ok and hope it heals quickly. Spooky stuff. I do wonder why so many at the same time. No being criticle here of Cali in this cas but I watched a interview with Dr. Drew who I think lives in S cal and he said there is alot of bad bad stuff going on with all the homeless and all the negative things it brings communities and environments.

As Slant wrote, I have lymphadema in my legs, so my skin has no immune system anymore.

My last time I spent two months bedridden, could not even get up to goto bathroom. I SHOULD of used the pain pills but didnt. I wrap one leg each night ti get the fluid back up and have a drain I can get nastly lymph fluid out of a bad node each day.

I bet many of us never seen this coming as we got older.
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 05:22 PM

Originally Posted by EV2Bird


I bet many of us never seen this coming as we got older.


Not much really scars me but this sure does!!
Posted By: pittsburghracer

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 05:33 PM

I think with people living and pooping in the streets it’s only going to get worse
Posted By: Neil

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 07:59 PM

Yes, numerous articles about the number of diseases being spread in the large urban areas where homelessness is growing. Guess that's the price we pay for people wanting to emphasize high home prices as an asset is that more people end up without a place they can afford and then for some it's a downhill slide..

Get better, Stu!
Posted By: BH27G1B

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 10:16 PM

I know the pain and frustration of cellulitis, as I had a small infection in my left leg a couple of years ago. After oral antibiotics and IV antibiotics, they had to operate to get it out. Told me to apply Cereve cream every night and morning to seal any small cracks. All was good until yesterday. My leg looks like yours Stu, and I am keeping it elevated for now to see if the redness spreads. Next step will be the ER. I hope yours will clear up soon !
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 10:37 PM

Originally Posted by BH27G1B
I know the pain and frustration of cellulitis, as I had a small infection in my left leg a couple of years ago. After oral antibiotics and IV antibiotics, they had to operate to get it out. Told me to apply Cereve cream every night and morning to seal any small cracks. All was good until yesterday. My leg looks like yours Stu, and I am keeping it elevated for now to see if the redness spreads. Next step will be the ER. I hope yours will clear up soon !


Do you have any idea of what caused this to happen??
Posted By: mopars4ever

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 10:44 PM

Found this online.
Although cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body, the most common location is the lower leg. Bacteria are most likely to enter disrupted areas of skin, such as where you've had recent surgery, cuts, puncture wounds, an ulcer, athlete's foot or dermatitis.

Animal bites can cause cellulitis. Bacteria can also enter through areas of dry, flaky skin or swollen skin.
Posted By: BH27G1B

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 11:26 PM

Originally Posted by MidPenMopar
Originally Posted by BH27G1B
I know the pain and frustration of cellulitis, as I had a small infection in my left leg a couple of years ago. After oral antibiotics and IV antibiotics, they had to operate to get it out. Told me to apply Cereve cream every night and morning to seal any small cracks. All was good until yesterday. My leg looks like yours Stu, and I am keeping it elevated for now to see if the redness spreads. Next step will be the ER. I hope yours will clear up soon !


Do you have any idea of what caused this to happen??


Originally they thought it was dry skin, and some foreign particle got in a small crack and the infection was under the skin. Since my skin is dry, applying a moisturizing cream seems to keep out any bacteria. I can't figure out what caused the flare-up this time. Could be a case of cellulitis that reoccurs from time to time.
Posted By: MONC

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 11:29 PM

Just keep an eye on it, and get to the hosptial quick if your condition worsens.
Wishing you the quickest of recoveries, and sending positive vibes your way ! boogie
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/20/19 11:38 PM

Originally Posted by BH27G1B
Since my skin is dry, applying a moisturizing cream seems to keep out any bacteria. I can't figure out what caused the flare-up this time. Could be a case of cellulitis that reoccurs from time to time.


Good advice and i wonder why doctor never mentioned that??
Thank you
Stu
Posted By: Sunroofcuda

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/21/19 02:15 AM

Cellulitis is a tough one. My mother & deceased aunt had bouts with this, & it's tough to get cured. It's also very dangerous if it gets infected & starts weeping. I hope you kick it Stu.
Posted By: BH27G1B

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/21/19 01:12 PM

Originally Posted by MidPenMopar
Originally Posted by BH27G1B
Since my skin is dry, applying a moisturizing cream seems to keep out any bacteria. I can't figure out what caused the flare-up this time. Could be a case of cellulitis that reoccurs from time to time.


Good advice and i wonder why doctor never mentioned that??
Thank you
Stu


One more thing I found that helped was keeping the leg raised up above your heart level if possible. Even putting it up on another chair while watching TV etc, seems to help a lot. You could put a pillow under your leg in bed to keep it elevated. If your leg gets worse, I would go to the ER. The doctors told me last time that if I had let things go too far, I might have lost part of my leg. That's how serious it is. It's a tough infection to get under control. I hope yours gets better soon !
Posted By: dart4forte

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/21/19 02:18 PM

We are starting to see more and more diseases that haven’t been common in the last 40 years. When you have a population of people coming tntothecountry from the Southern Hemisphere they are bringing tropical diseases never seen by us people in the US. Let’s all hope and hopefully your doctors are thinking outside the box.

Get well my friend

By the way Stu, with all the wet weather you’ve had has there been an above normal amount of mosquitos? Mosquito bites can cause cellulitis. Here in the valley mosquitos is deemed to be the most dangerous animal in the valley. West Nile virus is a real thing here.
Posted By: Ramrod39

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/21/19 07:37 PM

Hoping you get well soon, Stu. You too, BH27G1B.

I had surgery on my lower leg years ago and have had episodes of cellulitis since. They used to be fairly frequent, maybe once or twice a year. One landed me in the hospital on IV antibiotics. I haven't had an episode in a year or so, hoping I'm done with it. luck
Posted By: BH27G1B

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/22/19 03:14 PM

Thanks RamRod. Let us know Stu, how everything goes. My wife is taking me to the ER, the cellulitis on my leg is not getting any better.
Dave
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/22/19 03:40 PM

Originally Posted by BH27G1B
Thanks RamRod. Let us know Stu, how everything goes. My wife is taking me to the ER, the cellulitis on my leg is not getting any better.
Dave


Man this is all so crazy that so many of us are all sick from this at one time or another.
I hope you will be ok soon as the antibiotics start working.
I cant see myself going back to work for maybe a solid week.
Good luck
Stu
Posted By: dart4forte

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/22/19 08:13 PM

Originally Posted by MidPenMopar
Originally Posted by BH27G1B
Thanks RamRod. Let us know Stu, how everything goes. My wife is taking me to the ER, the cellulitis on my leg is not getting any better.
Dave


Man this is all so crazy that so many of us are all sick from this at one time or another.
I hope you will be ok soon as the antibiotics start working.
I cant see myself going back to work for maybe a solid week.
Good luck
Stu


Yeah, stay off that leg
Posted By: nutso suave

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/23/19 05:44 AM

Get well Stu!
Posted By: RodStRace

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/25/19 03:53 AM

X2!
All you guys make this place great, stay healthy!
Posted By: 4406bbl

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/25/19 05:54 AM

Originally Posted by MidPenMopar
I just got released from a three day stint in hospital with septic cellulitis, The weird thing is there were three other patients admitted the same day or right after with exactly the same issues as me. The doctors have no clue as to why so many people come down with the same problem at the same time.
The standard antibiotics did nothing to stop the spread so they game me a more "effective" type that is starting to work and sent me home just now.


The nurse thinks it could be from some bug bite that are super resistant to antibiotics. Going to laid up for a few more days i guess.

Is the Zombie Apocalypse starting? panic
Stu


Thats not too bad, as long as you can feel your toes you are ok. I have been dealing with it for 20 years, docs have no idea why it started. I felt like sheet one morning, leg pain, and went to doc at noon, found nothing, at 5 pm I was in er with iv bag and foot the size of a football. If you are smart you will wear compression socks for the rest of your life, i know it sucks but once the little valves are damaged in your veins they never heal. Sitting around does not work all the time because the calf muscles help pump blood out of the lower legs. Go to ames walker.com, buy a leg lounge leg pillow, and some venosan knee high socks. It also helps to keep vaseline on it to keep it sealed. I hope they have you putting an antibacterial ointment on it, if not ask why not. The brown discoloration takes at least 7 years to go away, thats just cosmetic, red must be delt with. About every 5 years I have to get shot up, they have no idea why, no diabeties, no high blood pressure, no injuries, just a pain in the rear. Sorry for the bad news
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/25/19 01:48 PM

Originally Posted by 4406bbl


Thats not too bad, as long as you can feel your toes you are ok. I have been dealing with it for 20 years, docs have no idea why it started. I felt like sheet one morning, leg pain, and went to doc at noon, found nothing, at 5 pm I was in er with iv bag and foot the size of a football. If you are smart you will wear compression socks for the rest of your life, i know it sucks but once the little valves are damaged in your veins they never heal. Sitting around does not work all the time because the calf muscles help pump blood out of the lower legs. Go to ames walker.com, buy a leg lounge leg pillow, and some venosan knee high socks. It also helps to keep vaseline on it to keep it sealed. I hope they have you putting an antibacterial ointment on it, if not ask why not. The brown discoloration takes at least 7 years to go away, thats just cosmetic, red must be delt with. About every 5 years I have to get shot up, they have no idea why, no diabeties, no high blood pressure, no injuries, just a pain in the rear. Sorry for the bad news


Thank you for your advice. I have asked about any type of cream or ointment and the doctor said dont put anything on it at all. I will look into the compression socks and pillow as you suggusted.
Thank you
Stu
Posted By: 4406bbl

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/25/19 06:56 PM

Maybe since they think it is from a bug bite, nothing on it who knows. You might want to see a dermatologist after the infection is gone, just take it serious and keep after it. Good luck with your treatment.
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/25/19 07:12 PM

Originally Posted by 4406bbl
Maybe since they think it is from a bug bite, nothing on it who knows. You might want to see a dermatologist after the infection is gone, just take it serious and keep after it. Good luck with your treatment.


Ok, yes i have a dermatologist i see on a regular basis so of course as soon it's healed i will send him some photos.
Stu
Posted By: Morty426

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/26/19 09:45 AM

Get better Stu
Posted By: BH27G1B

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/26/19 07:37 PM

I saw my doctor today, My leg looks the same after 5 days of antibiotics. She said it will take a while for it to get better, and prescribed 3 more days in addition to the initial 7. Then if it does not improve, she will get me on a different antibiotic. Using an antibiotic ointment besides the moisturizing cream twice daily, avoiding any scratches in that area, and keeping the leg warm and raised will help, she advised. I will heed all advice...Carlisle is fast approaching.
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/26/19 07:55 PM

Originally Posted by BH27G1B
. I will heed all advice...Carlisle is fast approaching.


I am right there with you as i still cant walk but a few steps so back to the doctor tomorrow to be evaluated.

Good on getting back on your feet soon!!
Stu
Posted By: mopars4ever

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 06/26/19 08:29 PM

On me for some reason the lower parts of the leg seem to take much longer to heal. I assume it has to do with circulation.
Posted By: BH27G1B

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 03:39 AM

Stu, how is your leg doing ? I recently got through oral antibiotics and it still is taking a long time to return to normal. I'm trying to take it easy at Carlisle, resting it and doing less walking . Hope you are gaining on it!
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 04:01 AM

Originally Posted by BH27G1B
Stu, how is your leg doing ? I recently got through oral antibiotics and it still is taking a long time to return to normal. I'm trying to take it easy at Carlisle, resting it and doing less walking . Hope you are gaining on it!


I stopped the antibiotics a few days ago and went back to work. The area is much better but looks like i will have two big scars for awhile to come as those are pretty nasty looking still.
Thank you for asking!!
Stu
Posted By: DirectSubjection

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 06:37 AM

Originally Posted by MidPenMopar
Originally Posted by BH27G1B
Stu, how is your leg doing ? I recently got through oral antibiotics and it still is taking a long time to return to normal. I'm trying to take it easy at Carlisle, resting it and doing less walking . Hope you are gaining on it!


I stopped the antibiotics a few days ago and went back to work. The area is much better but looks like i will have two big scars for awhile to come as those are pretty nasty looking still.
Thank you for asking!!
Stu




up up
Posted By: tboomer

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 11:23 AM

Stu..My wife was working in the garden last week and got bit in the face by black gnats...Two trips to the emergency room and three days in the hospital! They gave her IV antibiotics and it took some time to heal up. So much for vacation!
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 02:26 PM

Originally Posted by tboomer
Stu..My wife was working in the garden last week and got bit in the face by black gnats...Two trips to the emergency room and three days in the hospital! They gave her IV antibiotics and it took some time to heal up. So much for vacation!


Man i am sorry to hear that. Did she get an infection area on her face Ted where the gnats bit her???

Stu
Posted By: tboomer

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 02:29 PM

Yes she did. It was nasty looking! My daughter and I warned her not to go to the garden as the gnats have been really bad this year.
Posted By: MidPenMopar

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 02:52 PM

Originally Posted by tboomer
Yes she did. It was nasty looking!


Oh dang, i was afraid you were going to say that. Having it on the legs or arms is bad enough as those scars can be hidden i cant imagine how terrible that must be to have it on the face especially for a lady.
Tell her i wish her a speedy recovery!!
Stu
Posted By: tboomer

Re: Very weird medial situation happneing. - 07/13/19 03:11 PM

Will do! Thank you Stu!
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