I haven't been on Bub Hub for quite sometime... My son Talon (20 months) has Short Bowel Syndrome, which basically means he doesn't have enough intestine (small and large) to absorb the nutrients he needs to survive. He is dependent on IV nutrition (TPN) every night through a central line.
However.....we have recently had a button (BARD 18F) placed and it has been pussy/red/irritated now for about three weeks since the operation. A swab test showed golden staph, however this is not uncommon..apparently.. One course of antiobiotics has already been given. Can anyone offer any info or tips from experience on buttons?? The stitches are still in and I have attempted to take these out, as per the nurses instructions, but they won't budge..!
Being the Christmas/New Year period has proved almost impossible to see our Doctors (Gastro Team) at the Royal Childrens (Brisbane), so I'm relying on our wonderful GP for advice.
I have had a bit of a read through some posts in the 'special needs' section and look forward to chatting with you all in the near future....
Happy new year