We had stayed in Grand Marais an extra day to give the second round of antibiotics more time to kick the infection. Unfortunately things were no better, and we reluctantly made the decision to drive home and deal with my infection from there.
We were glad we did. To make a long story short, I saw my doctor on our first day back and and he promptly threw my butt in the hospital. I spent a couple of days in the hospital with IV antibiotics and some minor surgery to clean out the infected area. Unfortunately, the resulting wound is left open to heal (not stitched or stapled – this type of surgery heals better as an open wound) which can take six weeks or more. So we’re not sure when we’ll get the okay to head back on the road.
The good news is that I am much better post-surgery, so now we’re just waiting for the wound to heal. Once we know when we can resume traveling, we’ll decide where to go. There are downsides to not having reservations, but the flexibility is really paying off on this trip.
Stay tuned. Once we know when we can travel, we’ll post our new plans.