My husband has type 2 diabetes and is currently in the hospital with a toe infection. The doctor is suggesting amputation to avoid the infection from spreading. Of course we are interested in alternatives to this. Can u help? They say that a probe test makes them think that the bone is infected. They have probed the toe several times in the past few day trying to remove puss. The radiologist does not suggest an MRI at this time to confirm if the bone is infected because they are afraid of getting a false positive. They have explained that being on the antibiotics for another two weeks is risky. 1. the infection can spread. 2. The antibiotics can cause kidney problems or possibly the shunt can get infected. I need information and advice to help my husband who is radically opposing amputation at this time.