Saturday, November 15, 2008

John

So for those of you who don't know, I had Mrsa (a nasty bacterial infection) and I passed it along to John. thank God he is the only other person in my house who got it from me. Well, I got rid of mine, through alot of really annoying treatments. But poor John hasn't been able to get better. He had been on a topical antibiotic for 7 days, but is still getting new infections. Mrsa comes out as very painful skin infections. Most will go away on their own, others get super infectied. Well, he has one on his leg that got super infected, so Mike took him to the emergency room yesterday. I was so worried they would want to drain it, like they did to mine. It is a very painful process of the doc slicing the infection open, squeezing out all the puss and then packing the wound to make sure it doesn't close. If it closes the infection can still fester in side and become worse. My fears came true and they had to drain the infection. Four people had to hold him down while they did it. And he has to go in everyday for a few days and get the packing changed. Now his leg is all bandaged up and he walks around with this little limp. I feel so bad for him. I know first hand how much it hurts... especially when they repack it. Now he is back at the emergency room with Daddy getting it changed. He doesn't want me to go with him, he just wants Daddy. I think because Daddy is the one who took him yesterday when it all started. Please pray for my little boy. Pray that the new antibiotics with take away the infection soon. And pray that he isn't in to much pain. Thankyou.

7 comments:

Paula said...

:o(

Poor baby...grandma's praying.

Paula said...

Update on John's leg???

Lindsey said...

He doesn't have to get the packing changed again. But we have to give him a bath and change the bandage every day until he gets a follow up with is regular doctor. Hopefully that will be monday or tuesday. He still hurts alot, but the infection is definately getting better.

Paula said...

That's good to hear.

Becky Hartman said...

Ohhh...my poor baby! How is he doing? Are they giving him the oral or nasal antibiotics yet? I'm glad you're better!

Paula said...

Update, please!

Lindsey said...

John is good now. He is almost done with his meds and is obviously feeling better. He's back to his regular stinker self!