This is Katiejane Elizabeth Morgan with Osteomyelitis diagnosed and confirmed April 2nd, by Infectious Disease doctor Dr. J. Hyjek. Immediately, I was started on a course of antibiotics via PICC Line with the course of treatment supposedly to end April 16th, 2017. Yet, with that date nearing and still little progress in some areas of my infection, I have some concerns, therefore, I am reaching out to you in hopes of someone listening to my outcries of need of attention and worries.
My left leg below the knee still is extremely swollen and in severe pain most of the time, a tell-tale sign that the infection has still not cleared. I keep my left elevated as much as possible, but with being on the go a lot it makes that tricky and so one quite can seem to suggest any other option to relieve the swelling.
The wound itself is still leaking fluid and has to keep bandaged at all times, requiring three to four dressing changes per week at the Health Unit. The wound lately has been burning and painful with no relief, so I live with it causing pain 24/7.
I personally think if we stop the antibiotics now that my bone infection will go back to square one as it does not feel any better than it did from the start.
I have had my issues with the Infectious Disease Department taking me off antibiotics too soon, or claiming an infection was not an infection when in the end it turned into now this bone infection or Osteomyelitis. So you cannot blame me for being cautious and somewhat nervous. But I honestly think my leg needs more time.
Katiejane E. Morgan