Actually got a lot more sleep than I anticipated last night which was great. The swelling from the gout is still prevelant and I can not put any pressure on my left foot without feeling quite a bit of pain. Getting the anti-inflammatory meds prescription filled this morning.
So what’s the step forward..? This morning, the plastic bottle at the end of the drain from my thigh had the smallest amount of fluid since I was released. The amount of fluid has decreased by half each day so far and that is a really good thing. We measure the fluid each time we empty the small plastic bottle and log the info. The sooner the fluid decreases to a level the doctor is okay with, the sooner the drain comes out. It should come out in less than 2 weeks if things continue as they have for the last 3 days.
The decreased fluid amounts mean that the space left by the tumor is slowly filling in with new tissue rather than fluid. The sooner that happens the better the odds are that infection does not play a role.