I had bad abscess and fistulas when I was first diagnosed, and Remicade cleared them up completely (drains and all) in under a year. I'm on Cimzia now and loving it, but I don't know how it is with abscesses. I just wanted to chime in and mention... I know financial restrictions can be a pain, but just in case...
These guys are the only reason I have been able to pay for my meds for years.
Patient Access Network Foundation
I don't know what your insurance or income parameters are, but it might be worth checking to see if they would help you with the Remicade (or the Cimzia for that matter). The drug company that makes Remicade offers financial help as well, but I'm assuming your doc already made you jump through that hoop. Remicade's manufacturers wouldn't help me because technically I "have" insurance with prescription drug coverage. It just comes nowhere near close enough to cut it!
Good luck with everything!
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Cimzia (loading doses 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, and Prednisone