Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for asking. Yes, they drained the abscess on Friday without surgery. I'm still in the hospital, but I'm waiting to be discharged this afternoon. The procedure was done in CT scan. I'm still waiting for the complete lab report to come back, but I'm on a broad spectrum IV antibiotic and will go home today with 10 days of Augmentin and pain management. I'm ready to get the heck out of here. My concern is I've still got a lot of pain at the site and I'm scared it's re-developing. My WBC is down some, so I do think the antibiotics are working. I'm suppose to see my surgeon early next week and most likely will be re-scanned to assess the area. I HOPE and PRAY this is the end of this incident.
Thanks so much for the well-wishes and prayers. I will keep you updated as I progresss.
I made it home!!! Woo Hoo. They sent me home with Flagyl and Levaquin for 10 days and then some Vicodin for the pain management. One Dr. said Augumentin, but then the surgeon on call came in and changed it to the other two. I'll see my Dr. this early this week for follow up.
Thanks again. Now, I just have to get off the prednisone...