Tag Archives: cellulitis

The One

This latest hospital adventure has prompted me to think scary and unpleasant thoughts about Gracie’s future. She is barely 4 – she just had a birthday – and antibiotics are failing her. Her latest wicked infection is responding to the medicine, … Continue reading

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Raw

Raw is the finger wound, rubbed open to the bone. Raw is the reality of another infection not responding to treatment. Raw is the fear for her future. Raw is the fear of her death. Raw is the damp trail … Continue reading

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Night and Day

We saw Gracie’s usual infectious disease doctor yesterday to follow up from the frustrating appointment with the surgeon Tuesday. As usual, I left feeling like my questions had been answered and Gracie would get help. The doctor thought her finger looked worse … Continue reading

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MRSA is No Joke

How ironic that only two posts ago I discussed superbugs and their potential implications for our medically fragile girl. Grace was admitted to the hospital again two days before we left for our vacation. She had cellulitis again, this time … Continue reading

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Antibiotics

I see a lot of articles lately about the dangers of overusing antibiotics – how dangerous superbugs like MRSA are going to kill us all and how parents need to stop giving their children antibiotics for every cold. Those types of … Continue reading

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The Bone or Not The Bone… That is the Question

There is something filling in where that piece of bone fell out. It looks hard and kind of gnarly, perhaps bone, but then again bone is not known to regenerate in humans, and I’m pretty sure she’s not part starfish. … Continue reading

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And then this happened…

The bone fell out of her finger. Again. No, it’s not some comical put-the-bone-back-again type thing, more like some terrible infection tore up her bone and made it fall out. This means that her finger will be a little shorter … Continue reading

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2nd Hospital Stay of 2014

We are on day 4 of our second hospital stay of 2014, the third stay in 6 months. She has cellulitis again from a bite wound on her finger, the same one that always gets infections. We were supposed to … Continue reading

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