Am being treated jointly by surgeon and infectious disease M.D.s.
Had lap cholecystectomy in June 2012. Gallbladder was gangrenous and I was in sepsis. Treated with Pipercillin/tazobactam. Discharged without antibiotics.
Had first klebsiella pneumoniae abscess treated in December 2012 with insertion of pigtail drain and Pipercillin/tazbactam iv for 6 days with Augmentin orals for an additional two weeks.
Second recurrence June 2013. Treated by 6 day hospitalization with insertion of pigtail drain for two weeks, Pipercillin/tazobactam infusion for 5 weeks. Oral Augmentin for 30 days. Treatment completed September 2013. CT with contrast Oct. 2013 showed resolved abscess.
Now in February 2014 had abscess recur with abscess making its own sinus opening to skin surface. Being treated with Augumentin again. Lump on surface of skin. Minimal drainage, but lump seems to be filling back ip since 20cc removed for culture. Culture failed to grow as I was placed on antibiotics for 7 days prior to US drainage for culture.
I am beginning to lose faith in their treatment plan and would like to seek another opinion. Problem is I do not know what type of physician to look for and even if anyone else would be willing to get involved at this point. I just want to get this resolved before it becomes life threatening.
What specialty and or treatment facility is best suited to deal with this? I can go to Ohio, Pennsylvania or Texas for treatment without too much difficulty.