Monday, January 31, 2011

Bang-ups and Hang-ups

I'm sorry to say so but, sadly it's true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you. ~ Dr. Seuss

I guess I spoke too soon.

The culture take from Liam's abscess grew something; staph. MRSA to be specific.

After finding out he was going to be okay, my first thought was eww gross. I had an uneducated perception of MRSA being dirty. He has an infection on his skin. I try very hard to keep that skin clean; how did he catch MRSA? He only goes to the doctor and back home; how did he catch MRSA?

The doctor calmed this irrational mama down. He let me know staph is everywhere and with Liam's compromised immune system it was easy for him at catch.

Liam is on 2 different types of antibiotics now. The lab is testing the culture to see what antibiotics will work best with this infection. We should have an answer tomorrow. When we go home depends on what antibiotic he will be taking. We also have to wait for his ANC level to be above 200 before we can take Liam home. He was given medicine today to help raise his ANC.

I'll update with pictures soon.
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