Well, there’s more to catch up on.
Right after our best week ever, Moses’ body started creating abscesses like crazy. Three under both armpits and one on his groin. A few of them painful, which is very unfortunate.
Oh. my. goodness.
These are his first surface abscesses that he’s had since both of his armpits were drained when he was in the hospital in November. I think the super antibiotic that he was on (Linezolid) kept them away. He was on Linezolid for 7.5 weeks and stopped taking it in late January after his surgery for the intra-abdominal abscesses. February 22 was the first day that I noticed a small abscess on his left armpit, but Moses said that it had been there for a couple of weeks.
I have some theories about what brought on this latest round of abscesses, which I’ll share in the next post, but on the good side of things, I wanted to mention that Moses’ body has been doing a great job of trying to release these abscsesses. In the last 10 days, he has had 4 abscesses spontaneously drain and stay open for a longer time, which allows them a long time to drain. The groin abscess has completely resolved on its own, and right now both of his armpits are currently draining on their own.
His surgeon is pleased that Moses’ body seems to be resolving the abscesses better. We have started giving Moses more consistent bleach baths once or twice a day (I hate doing this, but it’s one of the recommendations for MRSA, and on the good side of things, it’s not a medication).
And, I’ve been trying to do more daily meditations, which I feel might be helping on an energetic level.
In any case, something positive seems to be changing, and I am still so optimistic that eventually Moses’ abscesses will be a thing of the past….
March 29, 2014 update
In the last week, Moses had two new abscesses appear:
- right groin; and
- left bum cheek.
And, he had two more abscesses spontaneously drain:
- right groin (it started draining a couple of days after it appeared);
- his left armpit (just started draining today).
So this brings us to 6 abscesses spontaneously drain in the last couple of weeks.
Right now he has:
- two small ones on his right armpit;
- a huge one draining on his left armpit, but that one seems to have multiple pockets, so this one isn’t completely resolved yet;
- the right groin abscess may have resolved, but there’s still a small spot of “hardness”; and
- the small one on his left bum cheek just started a couple of days ago.
On the good side of things, these abscesses are all spontaneously draining and none have needed surgical intervention. Moses has been seeing his surgeon every Friday. Yesterday, the surgeon decided not to drain any of them because he figured that Moses’ body is doing a good job on its own.
We hope to get off this cycle of abscesses soon……
April 5, 2014
Over the last week, Moses had:
- one abscess under his right armpit spontaneously drain yesterday; and
- an abscess on his bottom was drained by a surgeon today. He was anaesthesized using Madazolam.
So over the last few weeks, that’s a total of 7 that have drained spontaneously and one that needed surgical intervention.
On the good side of things, he had no new abscesses develop over the last week. Thank goodness.
Right now, he has only two small abscess left, one under each armpit.
I see a light at the end of the tunnel… Hopefully the last two resolve on their own and they we have a good long break.
A few hours later on April 5
Moses showed us another swollen lymph node behind his right ear. Quite sizeable. He says that it’s been there for three weeks or so. Hopefully it’s just a swollen lymph node and that once all of these abscesses resolve, it will also resolve on their own.
Also, we noticed that he has developed a rash on both sides of his hips. They almost look like burn marks. We think that we have been using too much bleach in his bleach baths. We are stopping the bleach baths now.
April 12, 2014
Moses had two more abscesses spontaneously drain under his left armpit on Tuesday, during ball hockey. They both closed up by the next morning, and then started spontaneously draining again on Wednesday at 5 am (a few hours after his long-distance karmic healing session).
So that’s a total of 9 abscesses that have drained spontaneously and one that needed surgical intervention.
It’s Saturday today, and he has one more abscess under his right armpit, some swollen-ness (scar tissue?) under his left armpit and a swollen lymph node behind his right ear. Hopefully they will be resolve on their own very, very soon! On the good side of things, no new abscesses developed over the last week, and he hasn’t had a night terror for over 2 weeks now.