My son is 10 days in ICU Is it normal to cure infection for so long after suboccipital surgery?
My son male 28 years old with RTA, had close reduction left hip, ORIF & suturing of laceration on 18 march. Right frontal kochers point EVD followed by midline suboccipital craniectomy of infarct on 20 march. For 10 days in ICU, shifted to ward, had second EVD on 14 march but inconsistent infection patient is still 100 %conscious, and responds to all Stimuli but occasional vomiting & fever and consistent headache, in a well known super speciality hospital in Gurgaon, Delhi India. Doctors advised further two weeks to treat infection which is almost 45 days till then. Please advise further course of action. 1. Is it normal to cure infection for so long after suboccipital surgery.2. Should we continue treatment there or shift to other place.
Brain infections takes way longer to treat than normal infections due to the effect of the brain blood barrier which does not allow antibiotics to reach brain effectively
What is the treatment that he is taking there, ????
If the hospital infection control standards is okay or not?
In my opinion this is long time for treating the infection as I have seen many cases in ICU that are similar while less time of infection management after this surgery ,however I agree with dr.ahmed Fawzy it takes time but not as long as 3 weeks to deal with the problem if it is managed correctly and with high hospital infection control measures ..
Yes, infection can take long time to resolve and it will be better to keep him in critical care only for proper supervision and treatment,,,
If he is under supervision of trained Neurosurgeons then you need not to shift him and continue the treatment..
Hope this helps..