This is Dr. David
I am sorry about your wife's infection
before a spleen is removed, patients have to be given a pneumococcal vaccine to develop some immunity
if they are not given a pneumococcal vaccine prior to spleen removal, then they can develop infections after the spleen removal.
now she has to be on antibiotics for the rest of her life, her body will not become immune, but some infections can become resistant to the antibiotics.
what antibitoics has she been put on?
what is "new moaner"
yes, this is a common medication to prevent infections.
the spleen helps protect against infections.
prior to the spleen being removed, if it was not an emergency surgery, she should have gotten a pneumococcal vaccine
to help decrease her chances of getting pneumonia and pneumococcal infections.
since she has had her spleen removed, she probably has been getting infections more commonly.
and the penicillin is to prevent these infections.
is she taking the penicillin 3-5 times a week?
she should be able to get this prescription covered by the NHS.
it is not an expensive antibiotic
7 days a week is another option as well to take the penicillin.
hopefully this will keep her from catching infections and pneumonia.
do you have other questions?
I am not sure why her doctors are not accepting this.
you should try to appeal this decision.
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