The Dr. first inserted a needle into the abscess to see what came out...which was puss. He wanted to try this first because there are so many blood vessels in that area. When he made the incision, he still hit one. About 2 teaspoons of puss was removed from the nodule. Cruz has a drainage tube and will have for a few days.
They still feel that this was a side affect of the mono.
I'm sure Suzie will update after he's out of recovery. I'm trying to keep my new job, so I'm back at work after surgery.