Yesterday (April 25th) I took my husband for a CT scan and today we received the results. There is another abscess and all this drainage he has been enduring from three sites is from that abscess. This explains his failure to grow stronger, the complete loss of appetite and inability to eat and the loss of close to thirty pounds in the last month! He has been experiencing a lot of pain from the infected sites.
So the doctor said he must be admitted to the hospital ASAP, started on intravenous antibiotics, etc and prepare for another procedure to find and treat the abscess, which is hiding out in a portion of his intestine.
He is such a trooper even with all of this added misery. We have had to change his dressings several times a day over the last week due to the drainage (sorry about the "ick" factor). Right now he looks like the merest shadow of his former self. We want to get him strong and healthy because golf season is here!!
This is not the news I wanted to be blogging about! I was hoping by this time he would be so much better and able to go out and help me choose a small tree or two that we could plant for Arbor Day today. My son was looking forward to digging a hole and getting a tree into the ground. I hope someone out there planted a tree today!!!
All for now; hopefully back soon with better news! Bright blessings from Robin.