My mother had a drain put in after she was not able to give consent to have the surgery. She had been admitted into the hospital and was on morphine at the time. We had been told then that she would have it for 4-6 weeks and that it could come out sooner if she was better.
My mother has been in extreme pain from the drain and has stopped eating. Her pain has now caused her to stop walking as well but the Dr. says it must stay in and he has scheduled surgery to where it will actually be 7 weeks.
I called and begged for help and we did have surgery rescheduled but after my mother was prepped and ready to go at the hospital, the Dr. came in and said that he had not consented to the surgery, his secretary had set the surgery up. The Dr. did not perform the surgery even though it was over 4 weeks with the drain.
Has anyone else had a drain? How long did you have it in? Did you have pain? Suggestions?
I had a drain fitted as I had a severe infection of the gall bladder,
it was placed just by the rib on my right side into a duct then into the gall bladder, this was only supposed to be in for 10 days but ended up being in for 7 to 8 weeks,
I have just had it removed yesterday and there was no pain at first but on the way back home it began to feel a stabbing pain every bump in the road, now there is a constant strong pain (10 on a scale of 1-10)I am taking 200 mgs of tramadol twice a day and dihydracodine 1 up to 4 times a day for breakthrough pain and this is just keeping it barely livable, also there is a swelling in the general area of the site of the gall bladder,
should this be happening and will it abate eventually
I am on day 56 of a drain. Around day 50, the cramps in my abdominal wall muscles became more severe. I'm scheduled to have the drain and the gall bladder removed tomorrow -- but the last few days the cramping/pain has been severe enough for me to take a medical leave from work.
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