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I am amazed to hear what all your son has gone through his life! Warm red tender lumps can be hair follicle infections, small abscess or boils or can be clots in deep veins that are common after bone surgery. Please take him to a doctor and get this examined.
Hope this helps. Take care!
Thanks for the reply.He saw his family doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with phlebitis.He has been put on antibiotics and plans to increase his prednisone slightly.He can`t take any anti inflammatory meds because of their interaction with all his other drugs.If there is no change by the end of the week,he plans on going to emergency at the hospital that did his foot surgeries.The surgeon who worked on him is tops in his field.The hospital is in a major Canadian city..He is the 3rd longest survivor of a double lung transplant living with cystic fibrosis.His health is fragile at the best of times so this is quite scary.At the moment the phlebitis is in the surface veins and we don`t want it moving to the deeper veins putting his life in jeopardy.
I wish you all luck and good health for your son!
Thank you for your good wishes.It has been a week since the diagnosis and there has been some improvement in his condition.The pain is subsiding.The lumps are still there but he was told that it could take a couple of weeks for them to disappear.