On July 26, I received a call from my friend, Dr. John, who checked me over. The results were not good. I had been sick for awhile and was given an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory and had to take more rest. The next day, I went to see a doctor.
The doctor told me that I had a rare kind of infection called Acute Peritonitis Syndrome. This means that instead of contracting the disease as a normal and common condition, the illness is caused by a bacterial infection. This condition can be caused by a wide range of things, from a common cold, to the flu, to the most common cause of this condition, i.e. a bowel obstruction. My doctor recommended that I go to the hospital immediately.
Acute peritonitis is a very difficult condition to treat and because of this many people take it seriously and end up in the hospital. If you’ve ever had an acute illness in the past, you know that it’s very difficult to be in the hospital for longer than a day so if you end up in the hospital, you may end up dying.
A few years ago I went into a hospital and was brought to the hospital’s pharmacy to get antibiotics for a bowel obstruction. They had no pharmacy in the hospital so I had to wait for a pharmacy to open and get my prescription. The pharmacy didn’t open until 4pm and then I had to wait another two hours for my prescription to be filled. This is not a good way to have a bowel obstruction.
~~~A few years ago I went into a hospital and was brought to the hospitals pharmacy to get antibiotics for a bowel obstruction. They had no pharmacy in the hospital so I had to wait for a pharmacy to open and get my prescription. The pharmacy didnt open until 4pm and then I had to wait another two hours for my prescription to be filled. This is not a good way to have a bowel obstruction.
If you have an obstruction, your doctor will usually do as much internal work as possible to remove the obstruction and reestablish good flow. With a bowel obstruction, there’s no such thing. The only thing that can be done is an exploratory surgery if necessary.
The good news is that, as of this writing, you dont have to wait as long for a refill. Just call your doctor and ask.
I’m sorry. That’s not all. Your best bet for finding out what’s wrong is by calling your local Health Department. They’ll talk to you and they’re pretty good at what they do.
It seems Wichita Falls, Texas has been one of the most active cities in the state for the past couple of weeks, most recently with the new outbreak of a H1N1 virus. One problem is that the health department has no real way of telling you what you might be dealing with.
The Health Department may not be the best resource for you. But they are pretty good at getting you to stop drinking or doing something about it. In the meantime, I’d be going to my local Health Department.