WEll, Leo's infection showed inmprovement, but most definitely did not clear up. I took him back in on Tuesday. The idiot doctor was like, "OMG! It doesn't look any better!" (And, yes, it DOES look a lot better
: ), and then went on to tell me that he was going to prescribe more of the same antibiotics that didn't work before. I insisted on a different antibiotic. He also said that if it doesn't clear up with this round, that we have to circumcise. And I should be trying to retract the foreskin a little more every day until it will go over the head of the glans, because, as he put it, "It's just a poor design."
I hope it clears up this time. Unfortunately, the strong antibiotics he is on have a side effect of diarrhea, so now he's got diaper rash on his bum. Poor thing.
I know his penis is feeling much better, because ever since day 3 or 4 of the first round of antibiotics, he's been playing with it every chance he gets.
We are moving in 2-3 weeks and I can't wait to find a new doctor. This doc here is representative of the very limited personnel available in this rural area, and changing docs here owuld really do no good. We are moving to an area with a lot more options.
It makes me so angry that doctors, whom many look up to as sources of good information and knowledge, can get away with spreading such misinformation.
So what do I do if the infection doesn't go away with this round? I am not taking him back into that clinic....And there is no place else here. 8 days left of these antibiotics.
I'm tired of this.