Saturday, August 05, 2006

Boil Watch

For those of you who are wondering, I'm still treating the abscessed boil at home with antibiotics, hot compresses, and draining it twice a day. It hasn't really changed much in size or color for the better or worse. I'll get my culture and sensitivity testing back on Monday. The combination of the infection and the antibiotic is making me SICK (that is ICK with an ssss in front of it!).

But our friend Tom has it soooo much worse. He had what he thought was a pimple or ingrown hair on his face. Yesterday he woke up and the side of his face was swollen and infected. Today he is in SURGERY.

The hospital says this sort of thing is really going around, so BE CAREFUL. Practice LOTS of handwashing!

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