OT is in hospital with a very serious case of cellulitis. Outpatient treatment began Wed past, and was ineffective such that we got him admitted on Saturday, and it kept getting worse. Its compounded by the fact that the leg was swelling and not draining. This is the leg that was really messed up by the bike accident. On Sunday, a infection-type specialist came on board, did a thorough and very interesting history, then physical eval. The Da Man then informed the nurse we were going with really big guns antibiotics, starting right now, this minute (which was about 4 pm).
And so they did: 900 mg x 3x per day ... brain blank...., 300 gm 4x day Zosyn, and ? Vancomycin, 3x daily.
About 8 pm we think we saw some improvement, and this was confirmed this am by Da Man, but its still a long way out of the woods, and still very scary. Da Man has still not used words like 'when you go home'.
On the positive side, doppler shows OT still has a pulse in his ankle, inspite of that ankle swollen to 3x its usual size,
he still has sensation and movement in his toes. and tho the redness has spread well above the knee, there is no tenderness up there,
and they've found nothing in blood cultures (taken before or after the antibiotics). Fingers crossed these things stay true.
On the scary side (as if it needed another one), two of these meds are known to have occasional extremely serious side effects on the bowels, as much as months down the road.
Altoid - curiously strong.