Monday, August 25, 2014
Infection Strikes - A Post-Op Update
The doctors agree, it is infected. They think we caught it early enough that prescribing a course of antibiotics should work. They opted not to drain the incision today (hooray!) and we're now to do daily bandage changes to monitor how the incision looks. If things change for the worse we'll go back in, but if not, Mason just has a 10 day course of antibiotics to take.
Mason is feeling all right. The area is tender to the touch but in general he's cheerful. He is not impressed by the flavor of the antibiotic. That means we'll be fighting to get it in by the end of the 10 days. It's one of the un-fun parts. He takes 3 doses a day.
We are still mostly homebound but Mason is thrilled to be able to spend half his day sitting and wheeling around. He's also been enjoying some Curious George games that were sent to him by some dear friends, so we save playing with those for the hours he is stuck laying around on his tummy.