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Vintageproblem Tue 13-Jun-17 14:02:18

My poor DS has developed a massive abscess thing on his leg that I felt I should share. We have called it Alfie.
He's just had 3 days in hospital having antibiotics in a drip. Got home yesterday, but Alfie is looking very angry again.
Back to the GP this afternoon. I think it's time to take a scalpel to Alfie, don't you?

Vintageproblem Tue 13-Jun-17 14:03:06

Alfie is the size of the palm of my hand.

helensburgh Tue 13-Jun-17 23:02:41

Wow. Hope it's not too painful. What was outcome of gp trip

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 13-Jun-17 23:07:06

!!!

Vintageproblem Wed 14-Jun-17 05:33:24

On our way back to A&E now. GP said to see how things went overnight.
It's more painful and slightly more swollen.

picklemepopcorn Wed 14-Jun-17 06:28:16

Ow! Poor kid!

FrancisCrawford Wed 14-Jun-17 06:32:53

That's huge!

I'm shocked they discharged him. How was that a medically competent decision?

Vintageproblem Wed 14-Jun-17 11:29:54

Surgery later today. At least that should make it more comfortable.

TheFaerieQueene Wed 14-Jun-17 11:38:42

Owww poor boy.

Vintageproblem Fri 16-Jun-17 11:56:31

Alfie is now a huge hole in DS's knee. Went to have the dressing done today, poor thing it was so painful for him.
Now have morphine to take before the dressings are done.

It's going to be a long journey until it's fully healed.

picklemepopcorn Fri 16-Jun-17 11:59:06

Dear me! How old is DS? Any idea what caused it?

Vintageproblem Fri 16-Jun-17 13:04:51

He's 14.
He fell of his bike a couple of weeks ago. Lots of bruising but no broken skin. All very odd.

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