Having swabs and cottin tips sticks and pointy things rammed into your belly button while it’s spewing pus and goop hurts!!!!
They cleaned it – very, very, very well. They took cultures – many. They squeezed the heck out of an already very tender incision area to milk it of more pus to culture. Then they cleaned me up, packed it with a huge wad of gauze and refilled my script for 3 more days.
I was given the usual warning about if the redness, warmth, foul smells worsens or spreads come back in or page Dr. K this weekend. Also if I get a fever, go to ED. Then I sat up from the table and had the wind knocked out of me! OUCH!!!!
I now get to go to work this afternoon with what looks like a large square sticking out of the umbilical area of my shirt. Yeah, I’m sure that’s not going to get any weird looks or questions from any of my co-workers or parents! Yay, me!