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Old 09-06-2014, 03:48 PM
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My poor baby is getting an infection. He's extremely suseptable to infections and always keeps a current antibiotic prescription that shows "take 1 pill daily as needed" when he feels an infection coming on he takes one daily for about 3 days and he's fine. So far the infection is just in his sinuses and his throat. If it reaches his ears he's in real trouble. Understandably the jail needs for him to be diagnosed with an infection before they can distribute the med. by the time they get around to testing him he's going to be in the throws of a full blown infection. I just hope they don't wait til he needs hospitalized before they do something. They don't realize how quickly things get out of control for him. They have his complete medical record, but no one there has read it in full, they've only read his most recent bloodwork. He's been putting in staff requests for 3 days already. I don't know what else I can possibly do for him. Would having his regular doctor call the jail help at all? His doc is the one who ordered his bloods not long after he went in. He just faxed the order to the nurse and it was drawn and tested almost immediately. Maybe he could do the same for this infection?
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:00 AM
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I don't know the answer, but since the jail listened to his doctor about the blood tests, there is a good chance that if the doctor does contact them again, it might get him treated sooner too. Best of luck.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:01 AM
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Thanks. I've made the suggestion to his mom that she call his doc Monday morning. Hopefully she will.
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:15 PM
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I just talked to him. They have been giving him his antibiotic. As soon as he told a guard he needed it they went straight to the nurses office and got it for him. The need for testing was told to me by his mom based on what the front desk told her. He says he's still a bit congested, but he was able to stopthe infection before it got to his ears. He was in a very happy mood today, definitely feeling much better.
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Great news, I'm glad he received the antibiotic. Many times it ends up being the responsibility of the inmate to keep trying until they finally receive appropriate care. They are often their only advocate, and must find some way around staff members who, for a variety of reasons, refuse to treat their medical problems correctly.
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I know I'm chiming in late but you need to get a HIPPA RELEASE for you and his Mom. He needs to put in a request to do this with medical. Its necessary for medical staff so they can speak to you or his Mom. Glad he got meds!
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