I'm fairly new here... I have my one introductory thread and I've read on and off finding insightful information from so many experienced people here. Though truthfully, life has been so busy, I haven't had too much time to be here.
I return because I was hoping someone had experienced this and had advise or at least could tell me what to expect.
My husband has had HORRIBLE swelling/edema (over 50 lbs gained since June), sores on his legs from the swelling (cracking) and an ulcer that hasn't gone away since July. Since the end of summer... he's gotten worse and worse. He went in to his GP on Thursday and he sent him to the hospital. Specifically for cellulitus in/on his lower legs and to treat the wounds.
They xray'd his foot (one giving him problems and the ulcer is on it)... it came back inconclusive. So... today he had to get a 'scan' of his foot. Bad news.. the infection is in the BONE. So... loads of antibiotic via the iv and his "Maybe I'll get out today or tomorrow" changed to "4 to 6 weeks" or "home with an IV after a week or so".
He'll know more tomorrow after he speaks to the 'infectious disease dr' and they identify the specific infection.
Wondering if anyone has experienced this and can tell me what could be going on...