We really could use all your prayers.....she will need iv antibiotics for 4-6 weeks, maybe surgery and I will need to be off work most likely for an extended time to stay with her. But our God is faithful and gave us great doctors who ordered the right tests for her. thank you
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Please, please pray...
Our 4 year old has been sick since Monday and in the hospital since Tuesday. For those reading previous posts she was admitted to the hospital due to high fevers, vomiting and also not wanting to eat which can be an issue with her VLCAD condition (read side bar for more info). She was actually sent home and within one hour of being home she started limping while trying to play with her sister and kitty. After I looked at her leg I noticed an area that was swollen had a rash and was painful to touch (that was not there prior) and she was again readmitted. The rash continued to spread up her leg and triple antibiotics have not helped. She had an MRI today and it revealed an area of infection called Osteomyelitis. In children bacterial infections can settle in the bone after having an illness from a few weeks ago. (She had a cold and runny nose and occasional cough 2 weeks ago). Some of that bacteria probably settled in her bone and over the last couple weeks and started showing us something was wrong. It isn't common for it to happen like this.