I got a different antibiotic this morning, but now my arm is more swollen than ever. The nurse on call at my family doctor said I should wait until tomorrow before going back to the doctor. So I will wait till morning and see if the swelling goes down. If not, I'll get an appointment and try to get this infection under control.
More tomorrow. . .
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Yesterday, the MRSA infection seemed like it was going away. This morning I woke up with my arm swollen so much I had no wrinkles--not easy at 57 years old. The cut they made Thursday night to drain the would had opened and blood and pus were coming out. The MRSA is back. I called my doctor and they said to go back to the emergency room. I got a different antibiotic which is already giving me a weird taste in my mouth. They said to soak my arm in hot water.
At the hospital Jacari was hoping they would do something he could watch, like cutting and squeezing pus out of my arm. Nigel was happy when they did not do anything visual.
Looks like I am going to be a lab rat for infectious bacteria.