Six years ago, my mom had a cold abcess, allegedly from TB, although the tests didn't prove the presence of TB. The puss was leaking from a fistula right above her left breast, imbedded in the muscle. She had 2 surgeries and underwent a long and very difficult treatment. She almost died. Although she doesn't have diabetes, her fistula never closed entirley.
She was fine for a almost 2 years. In September 2006, she was told she had a staph infection into her old wound/fistula. She was given 3 types of antibiotics, but never got better. After some tests, she was told yesterday that she has another cold abcess (at this point, she hasn't been tested for TB yet), this time located in a more difficulty area under her clavicula, and has to go under the knife, because she will not respond to any other drug treatment.
My mom suffered for a long time from bronchiectasis, and is living with one lung. Her respiratory capacity is reduced by 40%, and was told by doctors few years back that if she would have a recurrent cold abcess and would need surgery, she would probably not survive.
I live in Romania, and our medical resources are pretty limited. I am desperately seeking any kind of information that might help save my mom's life. Thank you for your help!