Re: Veteran returned home and sick
I am sorry to hear that your return home has been marred by illness. Do you know where in your body the infection is, or how it's affecting you? Is it in a wound, or your lungs, or somewhere else?
A. baumanii is not an easy infection to wipe out. Definitely, make sure you get to a doctor who really knows infectious diseases. It might help for the doctors to do a sensitivity culture, so they can tell exactly which antibiotics to use. A sensitivity culture means they take fluids from your infection and put them in a culture dish along with little drops of several antibiotics, then incubate it, and see which antibiotics stop your particular infection.
Once you are put on antibiotics, don't stop or miss a dose. Missing doses may allow the infection to become resistant, which will make it harder to get better. If you have problems or serious side effects from your medicines, don't just stop, call your doctor right away.