After talking with our good friend Dr. W(he is out of town) Thursday night he convinced John that he needed to go get a second opinion and would recommend he go to the ER. So Friday morning he headed there thinking he would be home in a few hours. HA!
The ER doctor took one look at it and said, "we need to get you on some IV antibiotics, now"!! They put an IV drip of vancomycin that took 2 hours. An orthopedic doctor came to look at his finger and without hesitation said, "You need to go into surgery." So around 6pm last night he got wheeled into the OR to have the staph cleaned and scrapped out. All went well and thankfully it was just under the skin and not in the joints or bones!!! He has to have it cleaned by the rehab therapy nurse everyday. He will be in the hospital hooked up to a morphine pump and mega antibiotics for a few more days. It is an open wound (no stitches) very nasty....I almost passed out when I saw it. And he will need physical therapy on the finger. It can take up to 1 1/2 to 2 months before it is completely healed. Hopefully he will be released Tuesday and our lives can go back to being "normal" again! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers you sent our way. They are much apperciated!!!