Hi All, Looking for some feedback..
One of Brandon's incisions has started oozing pus, which in my mind is the first sign of an infection. It started Thursday evening. The incision just above his belly button (approx 1" horizontal incision) started oozing at the bottom of the incision and the incision looks to have opended up a little.
I, of course, called the surgeon's office first thing Friday and we saw the nurse that day. She gave us some brown liquid (the kind that they put on your skin after surgery with the steri-stip) and told us to use that for a couple of days. she felt that it was just one of his stitches that the body was rejecting. It is now Sunday and the incision still has pus coming out of it. We can also now see the thread-like stitch hanging out of the incision.
Isn't four days of an oozing incision a long time? I am shocked that they didn't put him on an antibiotic to clear up any infection. Has anyone else dealt with this type of thing? the last thing we need is another complication.
14 yr old male, Diagnosed February 2011.
JPouch phase 2 of 3 scheduled for Dec 23,2011..hoping to have Takedown by March 2012.
Phase one of 3 stage surgery on 8/30/11, Total laprascopic colectomy and end ileo. Previous meds included: Remicade, 6MP, ,Poly-Iron, Canasa, Asacol 800HD, Colazal, Levsin, Pepcid,Sulfasalazine, Prednisone..NOW..NO MORE DRUGS!!!