Ok, the doctor says the swelling is just because they had to do so much work on that leg and not to worry. He did start him on antibiotics which kind of makes me mad. Why....... he has no sign of infection, no temp. They did no blood work to see if his white count was elevated. I have this thing about over prescribing antibiotics. We are in a real mess because people keep taking antibiotics for viruses and they don't work. We are making all these super infections that are resistant to antibiotics because they are over subscribed.
He didn't check his pulse, he barely answered any questions. Just glanced at his leg and out the door. Sometimes I am embarrassed to be in this profession when I see the treatment, or lack of it, that people get. For what you pay, you all deserve better. You really do. People have to start demanding that they get as long as they need for a doctor visit, not a 5 minute time slot. Until people complain it won't change.
So my son is home with his leg up and I am putting ice on it for the swelling. I will drive him to OPD if it gets worse where nurses I work with will understand my concern and make sure the tests I want ordered are ordered. Because in the end you have to be your own advocate and make sure you, or your loved one gets the treatment they need. The squeaky wheel is really correct.