To help the issue, last night an ER doc basically saved my leg. Regardless of digression in swelling and redness, I experienced a bad fever midday while at work. Problem was that it was a very important work day, and leaving was less of an option as usual.
When I arrived at home I checked my temp (sublingual) and I was @ 101.9 to 102.8 (variation over ten minutes and three trials). Time for the ER (1805hours). Before leaving I took a second look, and to my amazement I was bruising all around the injection site, the red turned crimson at the site for the size of a tennis ball, and pitting edema was extremely easy to test. Scary shit folks.
Arrived at the ER @ 1825hours. Triage saw me minutes after check-in, and I sat in wait for thirty. Waiting for my call into a room and a blood pressure reading of 161/95, an ER doc came up and spoke with me in the waiting room. I explained the fever, the abscess, and the feeling of nausea. He stood me up and pushed me through the doors, got a room in seconds. (Make sure to tell them all symptoms from the start, when I stated pitting edema, the dumbass nurse asked me what edema was and how to spell it, not good...)
1910hours I was face down on a bed ass exposed with a doc behind me cracking prison jokles while injecting what seemed like a half-gallon of lidocaine. He jokingly slapped the cheek and stated, "Did you feel that?". Great stuff. First he tried a 16 guage, but the fluid were too thick, and from the mobile ultrasound the fluid looked to be around 15-20cc's. So he scalpeled a Y and drained for the next half hour, scraping visceral tissue that may have been infected. He did mention this was happening often, and without trauma. He asked zero questions as to how it happened, and was very understanding (I suppose the ER deals with enough crackheads with bigger problems should you walk in half decent it doesn't cross their minds, either way I was impressed at how quickly and careful everything was handled.)
He did state there is always a possibility of amputation, and to watch the wound very carefully. He left packing in the cavity, that is to be pulled out manually in the tub or shower in two days. Before leaving I was handed 2x500mg of Keflex, and 2x tabs of Septra (I think they werre trying to kill me with this, lol). If you're knowledgeable of the two, you'd understand the instant nausea, and power behind them. The doc took zero chances with this. I was prescribed 20 days of keflex at 4 pills a day (500mg), and Septra at 2 pills twice a day for 15 days (500mg?). Follow up happens by phone, and if any digression in healing lands me back in emergency care. Vicodin and Ibuprofen were prescribed, and trust me when the lidocaine wears off, you'll need em.
In short this was my second injection ever. I read everything, planned everything, and even bought a program to help with injection protocol interactively. Knowing it and doing it are two different things. Here I was excited to inject, went wayyyyy too shallow, and leaked. Then I thought it would be a good idea to move over an inch and do the same thing. Dummy. On top of all this, I read Prisoner's thread (very informative, especially the pitting edema, thanks Pris). I think I ignored the symptoms or convinced myself that it would get better and "who messes up their second injection?", right? Wrong, and it could have cost me so much more. No matter what reading you do, practice, experience, or "your bro's been doing this for year's" mentality you have, nothing kills stupidity when backed by ignorant motivation. Lesson learned, and a day within toxicity or blood poisoning. I'm glad to be here to express how dumb of a move this was. Heed the advice you find from reputable sources. Roberts, Prof X, Bushido, and Prisoner are some that I have found to have the most backing, and obviously have proven themselves effective. Thanks.
Taylor1990: I tried self-diagnosis and the doc was ultimately the best choice. I do appreciate the first post though, I referred back to Pris' thread again and found it useful.
TobyQueef: It was indeed an average doc who probably saved the leg, muscle, or who knows what else. Thanks for the advice.