Hi all. I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can relate to my story, or should I say my daughters story. I have a 12 year old daughter that has been dealing with a pilonidal cyst since May of 2014. When it was first found, the doctors misdiagnosed this as a MRSA outbreak as when she was younger (between 1-3 years old) she has 3 outbreaks of MRSA. She had been complaining of lower back pain for about a week and after a trip to the ER and xrays and chiropractice treatments she got no relief. On May 26th, 2014 she came to me after taking a shower wanting me to look at something. There was a hole, right in the crease at the top of her "cheeks". We went to the ER and because of her history, they assumed it was MRSA. They told us to follow up with her primary, who sent us to All Childrens hospital. They performed a debrievement (not sure of the spelling) where they cleaned the hole out, removed ingrown hairs and instructed me to pack it twice a day and keep the area clean of hair. We were told that it would take months for the hole to heal and as long as we saw progress to keep packing. Fast forward to about a year later. The hole was smaller about the size of a dime but not closed. So we go back to All Childrens. They do another debrievement and tell me to again keep packing. After almost 2 months there was no improvement so we went back again. I asked if there was any other treatment as she would be starting school in August and we needed to get a handle on this. They performed a procedure where they cut her from the top of her cheeks to about a half an inch above her anus and cleaned it out and stitched it back up. It seemed to be healing until we went back for her 2 week follow up. At that time we found that the desolvable stitches at the bottom of the incision had desolved to soon and now she had a surgical wound about 2 inches long and more than an inch deep. They wanted to let it heal on its own. She had just started 6th grade at a new school and letting it heal on its own would be even longer time out of school. They ended up putting a wound vac on it and spent 3 days in the hospital to make sure it would work. She had to be on the wound vac for just over 3 weeks and as a result had to be put on medical homebound schooling and missed the entire first quarter of going to school. She jut went back to school this past November. I kept packing it with aquacel twice a day, as well as shaving or using Nair on her behind. The wound completely closed just before Christmas. We were thrilled!!! Until a week ago yesterday. I used nair on her to remove the hair. The next night she told me it was hurting, so I checked it and the hole is back!!!!! And its growing!!! It was about the width of my pinky on Monday, by the time we got into the doctor this past Friday it was the width of my thumb. That brings us to today. They want to pull her out of school again and tell me to pack it twice a day and give her a Dakin bath twice a day. They tell me we are at the very beginning of this. I just cant accept that. There has to be SOMETHING they can do so that my daughter can have a normal life. That's what brings me to this forum. I am hoping someone has some advice about some kind of treatment that can help my daughter. I know this is long and if you are still reading this..thank you. Any help is greatly appreciated.