My son has lupus and sometimes his immune system literally fights him. He has had some kind of funky stuff going in some of his toes. He has been putting antibiotic ointment on them and draining them when they get fluidy. Tonight some of them were significantly worse. By then the urgent care and the doctors offices were closed. We headed to the ER. They immediately put him on IV antibiotics, and sent him home with us and gave us prescriptions for 2 other antibiotics to be taken for 10 additional days, and warned us severely to follow-up on Monday with one of his docs. They said not to let something like this go and manage it on our own without medical attention, that he could lose his toes by doing that.
Their initial diagnosis was cellulitis. I hope and pray that that is all that it is and that it responds quickly to his antibiotics. So I ask you to pray for healing with all your hearts. We will be monitoring him. Pray, pray, pray.