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Staph infection

Just wanted some advice here. I had the coflex implants on may 26th. Stayed the night in the surgery center and was released the next day without being seen by my dr ( he looked in asked how I felt and was gone). Well nurse came in to take my drain out and change my bandage. She said it was very swollen and had a fever in it. 2 days later my wife changed the bandage for the day and it was full of puss. I went to the er the next day they did a culture but no blood work and it came back as staph. I'm on keflex 2 pills 4 times a day and have been on them for 2 weeks. The dr drained a area of fluid off my back and also sent that off to be tested but keeps telling me it's fine. My back keeps swelling I keep getting fevers and chills and feel sick all the time and I can't figure out why I'm on the antibiotics but I don't seem to be healing at all and feel sick all the time any help or advice will be greatly appreciated since the local drs here won't touch me and say they can't handle anything like this
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