May 15, 2009
Just when you think all is on the mend ... sometimes there is another curve ball. Seems the original abscess has 2 outlying areas that created their own little pockets that had to be dealt with today ... along with the one on the hip that has been trying to do something. Back to the ER with a pretty good idea of what was going to be done.
Yep .. I was right .. the doctor tried to aspirate all 3 areas and was successful with the one on the hip and again sent it to culture. The lower abdominal one he was partially successful on and the upper one he was not. Therefore, he I&D'd (incision and drainage) those two and then packed them. The oral antibiotics are to continue and back I go tomorrow for another packing and a "look see" by the docs.
The positive aspect of the story is .. the tummy as a whole is getting better AND I recruited two new people for MedHelp Dieting & Weight Loss community. Believe I will go laden with more material and information tomorrow so we can get more people to join us!
The weight loss efforts ARE working and just ended day 2. Have lost 2 lbs so, even though some of it is water weight .. I am happy the scale is going down.
Going to bed now .. tired and hurting some .. want to get to sleep before the pain pills wear off. Nite all ...