Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And He's Bringing Me a Surprise

It started with a rash. Then a fever. And listlessness.

Called the doctor. Told to wait. Half-an-hour later, headed to Urgent Care.


Within an hour, the rash nearly doubled.

"Due to his food allergies, we can't give him a shot." Went downtown to the big children's hospital.

Admitted.


"Heh," the doctor said. "No shot would've helped this anyway."

For once, food allergies helped us.

Official (-ish, because he never had an abscess to drain & run tests on) diagnosis: fast growing MRSA cellulitis

Required lots of IV antibiotics


Four days in the hospital is not awesome.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

SO glad you listened to yourself instead of the doctor's advice to wait. Sending thoughts for a quick recovery!

Vicki said...

Holy crap, that sounds scary. I am so grateful for Children's Mercy.... Hope everyone is super duper healthy, really soon!

amy h said...

Aw, MRSA? Jeez. I'm glad you were so on top of it and they got him on antibiotics quickly. Now, stay out of those hospitals for at least a month, you guys!

Jersey Knitting Mama said...

To Hugs to you and family. You guys all deserve a break! Hang in there!

xoxo
Sonya

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh dear. Thinking of you xo.

Laura said...

Poor little man! Hope he recovers quickly. I think you're awesome coping with all the health hullabaloo in your family! I hope you get a bit of a break soon!

Dawn said...

Ugggghhhh, hugs to the whole family. That sounds SCARY :(