Monday, October 24, 2011
I am happy to note that thankfully with additional antibiotics the inflammation is now regressing, the pain is going down and the abscess is starting to resemble a normal wound. The culture they took at the ER grew nothing, which is great news. I hate to be real graphic but what was seeping out of the wound was not pretty and I was afraid I had gotten staph or something else. I was too afraid to think much about it. But, I really encourage anyone with a bite to please seek medical attention quickly. I saw my Primary Care Doctor in less than 12 hours after the bite and it was just starting to get nasty. The antibiotics she prescribed were not strong enough to over power the infection that set in. It did take an all out assault with a combination of two antibiotics (which I have to take for 10 days). But I am so glad to see things begin to go in a positive direction!!