Has anybody heard of this? AVM & Brain Abscess. - page 2
Hi, all. My father is currently in the hospital for a brain abscess- at least that's his primary Dx for now. He was initially a R/O tumor with a secondary Dx of pneumonia. We haven't talked to the... Read More
Jun 1, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,463; Likes: 16,919Wishing you and your father the best. My sister has an AVM that causes her headaches. But they aren't doing anything about it right now. Best wishes.
Jun 1, '04Occupation: Nursing Faculty Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 8,317; Likes: 6,285Thanks again for the prayers. He smiled at me tonight when I left- a good sign. He will be having his crani tomorrow afternoon. His neurosurgeon seems really kind and laid back- isn't that a switch? He's taking all of this better than I thought he would- he's taken homeopathic meds/folk remedies all of his life..not one to take kindly to being in a hospital. The staff have all done a great job with him- especially with Tx's and meds, since he's not being the most compliant patient, I'm sure.
Jun 1, '04Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 9,601; Likes: 3,188my prayers go out to you and your father and his wife sometimes is never rains but what is pours....
my son had memory loss and they did a mri and ct scan and they came up with a dx of brain tumor ///after crani they said no tumor but inflamed arteries in brain....after horrible chem for inflamed arteries they changed dx again....they still don't know what his problem is but it has been 3 years and his short term memory is still very poor but he is prysically ok no residual effect from crani which has me scared to death
again i hope all goes well with your dad
Jun 2, '04From: US ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 6,238; Likes: 1,829Good thoughts for your Dad (and the rest of your family).
P_RN: Thank you for the great link (and the tip on a great site, love adding another search source to my list).
Jun 5, '04Occupation: Nursing Faculty Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 8,317; Likes: 6,285Hi- well, He's recovering slowly but surely after his crani Thursday night. For smoe reason, he is having right sided neuro deficits (weird, because the abscess was on the right)...he also has new onset A fib...I think he may have some vegetation on a valve. Anyway, he's not out of the woods yet, but we're in it for the long haul. Thanks for the prayers- they must've done some good.