Thanks everyone for the help. Tank is doing well. It turns out that there is no abscess, just a very bad case of cellulitus. The doc went in and poked around and didn't find anything else. Kinda sucks that he was pretty much cut open for nothing but thats what it took to figure this out. He is on multiple meds right now as well as having a good size incision on his chest that is stitched up. My girlfriend is taking care of him right now while I get to work 12 hours tonight. I went to the vet when she went to pick him up and he seemed to be in good spirits and for just getting off the meds he was looking great. The swelling is still there and his skin still feels tight but that should go away with the antibiotics and the anti-inflammatory meds. I just want my old tank back, he has always been high strung and would always just lick you to death, I will never complain of that again no matter how bad his breathe smells.
Thanks again everyone!!!!