Hi my husband has a sore on his ankle, I
He is also a diabectic
please, go in now.
Hello and welcome,
Given that your husband has diabetes and a wound that is infected, and seems to be somnolent with it, I strongly urge him to be seen immediately. It is possible it was a spider bite, can't say without seeing it, but at this point whatever the original cause, it is infected and that is a risk for someone with diabetes because there is the risk of diminished wound healing and uncontrolled infection.
It is also not normal that he is wanting to sleep all the time, and that may be from the infection itself, or from uncontrolled blood sugars.
I tend to be conservative about the use of antibiotics but given his diabetes, he may need one as well as wound debridement and lab tests for blood sugar level, electrolytes, and ketones.
So - he should go in to be seen now, please don't delay. I will be happy to answer further questions you may have but for now, I don't want to delay him being evaluated.
Let me know if I can assist you further...