posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:28 PM
We have all heard this phrase.
We all have dealt with, or at some point in our lives, deal with loved ones, family or friends, that make poor decisions or are too stubborn to seek
the care they need.
Enter my good friend and his dire situation.
He just turned 59 the other day. An ex army brat and tough as nails, he is the kind of guy that shrugs off the apocalypse itself.
Last year, he sustained a nasty dog bite. Over the course of a few months, his hands would swell and blister.
This ceased, so I assumed he had gotten better. He hasn't. In fact, it is now a life threatening situation.
On his birthday, he finally showed someone his forearms (he has been wearing long sleeves, even in high temp).
What I saw was beyond alarming. The tops of his forearms have been eaten away to a moderate to severe extent...otherwise known as necrosis.
I would post a picture, but it is too stomach turning as necrotic examples can be gruesome. If youve ever seen a bad brown recluse bite, that is what
it looks like.
For the last 48 hours I have been talking to him and also informed his sister as I was the first person he showed the wounds too.
He refuses to go to the hospital as he hates it there, has short funds, and has this cavalier attitude that it will simply get better on its own.
What he has I am very certain is called Necrotizing Fasciitis and requires extensive antiobiotic treatment and possibly surgery due to it being a
bacterial infection, generally Streptoccoccus Aureus. If left untreated, it can lead to amputation or sepsis and death.
His sister and I have been trying everything to ligt a fire under his ass, to no avail.
Today, however, a break through. I managed to get in contact with a fantastic doctor who makes house calls. After hearing the situation, she expressed
a desire to help by any and all means and to alleviate his confidentiality and financial concerns.
At this point, he is goimg to call her today for a free phone consultation and within the week will have her come see him for diagnosis and medication
I now pray that he gets better.
The point is, don't give up or give in. Your friends and family will thank you later.