yes, they took 5 vials of blood for testing. monitor my hearing? my hearing is at risk? I have now had 3 doses of my steroids (I got a steroid script) and my antibiotics since this drama began, and I'm finally starting to feel better. still very sore, but so much more manageable now. they hooked me up with the contact info of a good doctor around here fir my follow up, I called and go in tomorrow thank you! I was getting pretty petrified yesterday! what happens when that kind of infection is left untreated, if I hadn't gone in? I'm guessing hearing loss is one of the awful resultsView Thread
just got home finally, I didn't even sit down wen I got in the ER they rushed me right in wen I told them what was
up and took my compress off and they saw the swelling. you were right, I had an abscess that was so full it draining down into my lymph node, causing "severe Cellulitis". they scanned the lump to be sure because it was abnormally hard and the size of a golf ball, at first he thought it was a tumor. they put me on a steroid IV as well as IV antibiotics for hours. weirdly, I feel the same, no better at all...hope he didn't screw up and it's jus gnarly and gonna take a bit to start recovering. he sent me home with 2 oral antibiotics, vicoden AND percocet. oh and he drew the pus out of the abscess with a hollow needle, OUCH!!View Thread
you are definetly right...I just took my compress off and upon closer examination, the huge swelling under my chin goes all the way out and around the curve of
my chin, looks like a direct passageway to the abcess. I think when it went down and I thought it was going away, it was just draining directly into my lymph node. great. obviously that's really bad, but it's not like catastrophic right? just antibiotics I'm not gonna need a crazy procedure or a surgery am i? obviously because I'm having aaaaaall this pain and swelling in SO many places now the infection has spread to more lymph nodes...you think oral antibiotics will be enough to fix the damage? thank you so much for your answer, definetly going to the ER. I was procrastinating cuz I was scared they were gonna say it's a tumor or something but im for sure goin now!!
hope I'm not walkin into a surgery situation cuz I've been a scaredy cat all week!!