Friday, May 25, 2007


So, I followed up with my doctor on Monday because the red had spread and I was running a low grade fever. I got some type of antibiotic shot and another prescription of a new anti-biotic.

Doctor said to come in on Wednesday. By Wednesday, the infection had spread about a full half inch outside the original pen markings made in the ER. I got yet another anti-biotic and a new line drawn. I was to come back in on Friday unless any changes were made.

I woke up on Thursday with a blister on the dark area and the infection has spread - again. So I went in to the doctor's office and they said I had to go to the hospital for IV antibiotics. Go straight to the hospital, do not go home.

So, I'm in the hospital getting IV antibiotics. Last night was the first night I got a fitful sleep. I did find out that I'm allergic to hydrocodon - it makes me itch all over.

This morning the redness has turned to pink and the infection hasn't spread. I'm still in a little pain, but it's manageable. It's nice to have a clean gown and to be able to walk around. I'm definitely here for another two days - Sunday we'll have the results of the blood culture. This will tell them what type of bacterial infection I have. Hopefully I can go home shortly after that. Ironically, my doctor will be the same doctor as J had when he had a blood infection.

I saw M & J yesterday afternoon. I tried to be very positive and up beat when she was here. J said she's doing okay. According to J, s-She went to school wearing all of her favorite things: fuzzy pink long sleeve shirt, orange shorts, and her baseball socks with pink crocs. :)


Karen said...

sending well wishes your way - hope you feel better soon :-)

smariek said...

Yikes! I had heard of the brown recluse from DH, but had never seen one in real life. Happy to hear it's not getting worse, and am sending positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery...