Jul 13, 2012
He was given Rocephin IV today and finally got cultures done on the abscess on his leg. I would have thought the cultures would have been the first thing they do for treatment, but I guess not. They're basically doing them because he is not responding to any antibiotics he's taking, pill nor IV...which is scary. This thing on his leg pretty much has a mind of its own. The core itself is purple, has 4 heads, and about the size of a golfball. It's not draining as much as it used to either, but it's still very hard. His entire calf is engulfed in his infection now. The redness is spreading down to his ankle and up to his knee and still hot to the touch and painful. The back of his calf is also really hard to the touch like the core of the abscess too.
He also has his last follow-up appointment from his surgery with Dr. Fiorica today.