Saturday, February 7
On Monday, February 2, 2015, I was sparking the studio at the beginning of the shift. One of the lights blew out. As I was pulling the ladder out to change the light, a nearly full roll of tape fell from where it had been left at the top of the ladder. No one was in the studio at that time with the exception of me.
As I would later learn, I had a gash in my neck approximately 1” X 3/4”
I told Jeremy, He replied that he would talk to mornings and get them to be more careful.
I also told Walt, Dave and Alex.
By the end of shift the wound was showing definite signs of infection, bright red color, tender to touch, pussy discharge.
Tuesday, February 3, The area around the wound was discolored yellow like a bruise coming to the surface. I noticed a large hard knot about as big as both my fists put together.
I was in a lot of pain and that shift was very rough on me. I told Jeremy, Walt, Dave and Marcus.
Wednesday, February 4, when I showered and felt of the wound the scab came off. Entangled in the scab were 2 or 4 fibers from the gaff tape.
I felt a lot better but was still in some discomfort. The knots had gotten very hard but were not tender to touch at this time. I told Marcus.
Thursday, February 5, I felt fine in the beginning but as the day wore on my comfort level began to drop. By the end of shift Thursday I was very tired and in mild discomfort.
I woke up in agony Thursday night/ Friday morning. The wound was discharging a lot of clear/yellowish fluid at this time
I called in sick Friday February 6, and for the most part stayed in bed. The wound continued discharging a lot of clear/yellowish fluid. The knots were warm, sometimes hot to touch and very hard.
Friday, I did not eat adequately because my mouth was so dry. Because it was dry, I had difficulty chewing and swallowing.
Saturday February 7. feeling a little better but still in great discomfort. Decided to write this.
At the time of this writing, I have only eaten about one cup of peanut butter and one 44 oz. Dr. Pepper. No matter how much I drink, my mouth stays dry and it is difficult to chew and swallow.
Saturday, February 7, 9:30 pm running fever and have red streaks radiating from wound. We have made the decision to go to go to the Emergency room.
We left the house at 9:30 and came home at 6:30 am. They made a 6 mm incision deep in to the muscle near my spine. And according to one of the girls who was helping, they were getting about 200 cc's of bloody pus. They spent quite a bit of time working on me.
The whole operation was like a deep tissue massage gone very, very wrong.