PredniSONE Pain Meds, Mom, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Fractured Pelvis, Broken Pelvis
Hi my name is Angie i was 15 at the time and a only child from a single parent when my mom was put on 60mg of prednisone because she was diagnosed with a blood disorder called ITP(idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) she had been hospitalised for about 2 ... more »
Hi my name is Angie i was 15 at the time and a only child from a single parent when my mom was put on 60mg of prednisone because she was diagnosed with a blood disorder called ITP(idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) she had been hospitalised for about 2 weeks and then was released but still was on the prednisone as time went by my mom had to stop working, she gained about 100 pounds on a very small framed body,her hair grew very fast, tremendous stretch marks, mood swings, just about everything on the list. She was to have a Splenectomy on Sept 13 2005 she had her surgery and it went perfect and was shortly released. 1 week after surgery she was having very severe hip pains, we took her to the hospital and she had X-rays and all sorts of tests done but nothing was found so she was sent home with pain meds. 2day later she was taken back to the hospital the pain had gotten worse, while at the hospital she had been told she had a fractured pelvis and was put on bed rest and given MORE pain meds. The doctor had mixed the 2 medications given and they counteracted eachother.During the 3 days she was home she had overdosed on pain meds because they counteracted eachother. On Sept 27 she had a meeting with her surgon and was admitted to the hospital for a drug over dose and broken pelvis. She had a bone scan and the doctors found she had also 3 broken ribs a broken tail bone and a bone infection. HOW? you may ask.... because the prednisone made her bones very weak and the weight she gain, her body collapsed on itself. My mom put herself into a coma for 2 weeks and was in the ICU for 3 weeks. She is now awaiting surgery because her hip is collapsing because of Avascular Necrosis she is bed ridden and is very heavily sedated...my mom hasnt been home in over 4 months I just wanted to tell my story in hope that people will listen and that no one will have to go through this just as I am.