So I met with my rheumatologist today, I am going to be brief because the drive and visit completely wore me out. I must say that I am so very thankful for an understanding and patient physician. He listened while I walked him through the whole schpheel, asked a few questions and this is the answer I got.
Having the flu in March suppressed/messed up my immune system to the point that I became more susceptible to infections. The parade of infections that followed have now culminated into a super-infection that is no longer responding to basic antibiotics. He instructed me to remain off the methotrexate because it will only worsen my healing and gave me a new antibiotic RX to get me through til Monday. Monday I will see an infection disease physician to come up with a long term treatment plant to eradicate the underlying infections.
Continued prayers are welcomed.