I am helping a buddy named Casey who is a c-3/4 total. He has been battle a urinary infection tht seems to be winning. We live in a small community where modern medicine can be a challenge. |
Here is what i know so far.
He has been diagnosed with Pseudomonus. Started out taking macrobid which worked in the past. When macrobid didn't work he was put on Colistimethate which was 20 shots in 10 days. When that didn't work he was put on Tobramycin through a pic line 100ml a day for 10 days. This also had no noticable results.
The drug his "home town" doctor is considering now is called Amikacin. The doc is telling him that there is a nation wide shortage of this product.
It looks like it has some severe kidney and hearing loss side effects. Has anyone ever delt with this drug or successfully battled Pseudomonas?
Any other suggestions of what I can do to help him. I have access to Spokane, WA if a specialist is needed. What kind of specialist would deal with this.
Casey tells me that he feels that he is in a bad situation according to the local doc who seems a bit stumped and in no hurry to make things happen.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks. EW