Dr. Tracy Taggert, one of the members of the TRACS team, was on-call ER surgeon that night. By the time she came into the room with the test results, there were blisters forming and growing to softball size and collapsing when she told him if she didn't get him into ER he'd have about an hour to live. After he was wheeled out of the ER room it had to be sanitized from top to bottom because so much fluid had gotten onto the floor and the exam table from the blisters collapsing. You can see by the top of the shin how bad the fever was. It literally cooked the skin. The line going up the side of his leg was the incision that the doctor made to peel back and see how far up the infection had spread.
After surgery he was taken to ICU where he was kept intubated and sedated for three days to make sure he wouldn't have to go in for another emergency surgery.
It was then taped completely over in place. This would provide the air tight area needed for the vacuum pump.
A hole was cut in the tape and the suction tube attached with peel off adhesive and then taped into place.