I've posted a few times before, but here is a brief recap--Had Ileocolectomy on June 18 of this year. They removed about 8 inches of my small bowel. Did great the week following surgery, then started having pain in my right lower quadrant. I had an abscess, which they have now drained twice. Currently, I have a PICC line in my arm and am giving myself IV antibiotics for the next two weeks. I've been doing this since Monday. My side hurts again really bad. I'm sure the abscess has recollected again and that's why I have pain. I have a call in to my surgeon's office, but I'm trying to figure out if I'm being mis-managed. I've been in the hospital three times, since the surgery because of this abscess. I must have a small leak somewhere, right??? Why is this happening? I've taken 3 rounds of oral antibiotics--Levaquin and Flagyl and nothing is working. I do not have a drain in, because the radiologist thought if he put a drain in--it would cause a fistula. The surgeon wanted the drain in the second time around and wasn't concerned about treating a fistula if one developed. I am just so frustrated at this point. I feel like crap all the time. I've depleted almost all of my sick time and now I still don't feel up to working.
Any advice for me??? Has anyone been through this after a resection??? How were you treated??