Topic: Infections and antibiotics
My boyfriend John has been experiencing on and off fevers since having his 2 bile duct stents changed 3 weeks ago. He's been on various antibiotics which didn't seem to kick the fevers. Fevers only came in the evenings, and would strangely go away, and return every few days or so. Blood cultures show no sign of infection.
Today he had an ERCP to see what's going on inside of there. The doctor removed one stent that seemed not to be doing it's job, because the whole area is too constricted for anything to get through. The other stent is working well and that side of the liver is getting good drainage.
The doctor said that he would like to John to be on antibiotics permanently because of the build-up on that one side. To me this is scary knowing that eventually the body can become immune to antibiotics if used long-term.
Part of me wonders if he will be better off without the poorly performing stent, which may be contributing to all the build up in there. Sometimes I wish I could just really see what is happening for myself. Mainly I'm worried about the antibiotics. Have any of you ever heard of a doctor prescribing permanent antibiotics?