WARNING! This post may not be for those with bad gag reflexes! View at your own risk.
Where has Eco-Office Gals been? What’s up with Flaunt It! Monday? Oh if you only knew! My 4 year old apparently found her way into some nasty bacteria patches. I have no idea how it happened, but what started as a normal happy girl quickly downward spiraled to a nasty mess of unknown symptoms.
Starting with a stubbed toe, she then spiked a fever and a rash which was trip number 1 to the ER. They said her foot was not broken and the fever and rash was Strep and Scarlet Fever. Home we went after a healthy injection of penicillin. Over the next few days her symptoms did not improve and her poor toe continued to grow. Trip number 2, to a different ER ended with her being admitted for 4 days, IV antibiotics and a trip to the operating room. With doctors and nurses giving us warning of MRSA, it was really scaring the daylights out of me. Turns out she had also gotten a Staph infection in her toe, in addition to the Strep infection. The rash was toxin released by the Staph, not Scarlet Fever.
Finally, we are home and she is recovering well. She became a little spoiled at the hospital with Grandma, the nurses and I tending to her every need, but she deserved it. Minus a few follow up visits, 3 weeks of antibiotic, and catching up on rest, Eco-Office Gals will be getting the shop back up and rolling.
Thank you to everyone that has kept in contact and shown their support during this miserable experience. You are all wonderful!