So, I developed an abscess following my small bowel resection on June 18. I've been on two treatments of Levaquin and Flagyl and that's been in addition to the IV broad-spectrum antiobiotics I was given in the hospital. I see the surgeon again tomorrow and I know the abscess is still there, because I still have pain in that area. I've had a Percutaneous Ct-guided drainage procedure, but Radiology did not leave a drain in, because supposedly the abscess was small enough that it wasn't needed. I'm just wondering what they will do next? Will I have to go back to surgery? I know that the abscess is smaller after a 10-day round of antibiotics, but still there. I'm finishing up the last 2 days of my second round (7 days) and the pain is the same, maybe a little worse. I'm still extremely nauseous in the mornings and will often times throw up bile first thing in the morning. I haven't had a fever for a week or so.
Anyone have a similar experience they can share? I don't like surprises--I would rather know up front what I could be facing. I'm trying to get back to work full time, since next week will be the 6-week mark after surgery.