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Ok my mother is currently in the hospital on IV antibiotics. They are doing lots of tests and I'm still waiting to find out what exactly is going on. She apparently has some sort of infection. She has oral thrush and a suspected urinary tract infection and they think the infection has embedded itself in one of her joints. Think this is called Septic arthritis.
Anyway, she was in immense pain for at least 5 days before being admitted to the hospital. She saw 2 doctors and n A & E nurse during this time. Not a single one of them considered that she might be suffering from an infection! They just assumed it was an arthritis flare up. One doctor told her to take paracetamol for the pain and when I asked him if it could be anything else causing the pain he said 'like what?' They didn't ask her any questions and they didn't run any tests when recent blood tests had shown her CRP levels were in the 50s. Is is common for arthritis sufferers to be treated this way?
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