UPDATE - I was sitting here looking at the posts and my nightie got all wet. The incision site started draining and smelled horrid! I called my doctor right away and he said let it drain and unless I feel feverish or the site gets hot, it is normal for that particular site to drain/be infected. I'll see him later this week unless something changes...God willing it will just drain and everything will be fine!
Again thanks for all your replies & support!
I guess I'll have to see about getting the gauze sponges then because I've gone through one washcloth and a hand towel so far. The smell is not good but there is less coming out now. The incision is not gaping (thank God) and I thought it was almost closed until this morning. It's a good thing they don't tell you about these things (like the gushing of this draining fluid) or I'd have been scared more than I was when it first happened. A trip to Walgreen's (near my house) is going to be happening today!
Thanks for your reply!