This warranted a trip to the Emergency Room on Sunday, which probably saved his leg or his life. His temperature spiked to 104.7 and he was seeing blurry. They sent him home with 2 prescriptions. 1 for pain to which is debated about filling and 1 for Doxycycline for attacking the infection. It took until Wednesday to be fever free. It also took us to the doctor for a follow-up and full diagnosis. Strep A cellulitis that got in through a small cut or bug bite. The doctor changed his meds and gave him more pills for pain. (Yes, he was very glad that he had filled the first one by Monday afternoon!!)
So, with all this going on, my one week of covering at work for his vacation looks like it will be going into week 3 on Monday. His infection has stopped spreading, but he is nowhere close to being healed.
This is his leg outlined with the hospital marking the original infection. We had to track it from there, thus the #2.
Not too bad looking, but not pretty.
Today (Friday) is not pretty! The doctor did say it would take several days to several weeks for all of it to come to the surface, blister, and scab. It is blistering alright. He is still in great pain and can not stand still because it hurts so much. Walking is good but after 30 minutes, he needs to sit and put his leg up.
So, I am going to work tomorrow and probably all of next week. Turning back into a trucker and he is not real content in the stay at home role. Told him, he better get used to it, because he is not going back until he is healed!