Monday, August 24, 2009

Cellulitis...and a fever

Summer ran a temperature this weekend. She slept most of the day yesterday, but I wasn't too concerned because she didn't have any complaints other than belly pain. Plus, she was already on an antibiotic, Levoquin. This morning she still had a fever, 101.8, so I was getting her showered so we could come into the clinic. When I took off her shirt, I noticed her port was really red. Panic set it. I thought her port was infected which would mean probably two surgeries. When I got here, they looked at it and determined it was cellulitis which a skin infection. PTL! She also has a spot on her leg where she gets her shots. She is hooked up to antibiotics now and will be admitted to the hospital later today. She also has some mouth sores which just sort of crept up on us. I cried when I saw them. Boo, boo, boo!!! Poor little girl.

Yesterday we only left the house to go see the church which was on fire. I heard from a friend via text message. I had to go see it and it was a sad sight. Such a beautiful church, smoke pouring out the windows and flames shooting out the roof. We didn't even get to go yesterday and now we won't get another chance. I guess everything happens for a reason.

Please pray that Summer will recover quickly from the infection and not be in too much pain. She is such a strong girl, but she does not deserve to have to prove it.


the mol said...

Port infections are not generally visible. They just happen. When the culture is positive, that's a port infection. If you get more than one or two, it means a new port. I am sure that Summer will not have the added annoyance of having to change ports mid-treatment, but we will continue to pray.

Stephanie said...

Poor thing! Praying she feels better soon and the infection is taken care of soon!!!!!!

Sorry about your church!

Susie said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear all the bad news about Summer and your church. Praying that all goes well for Summer.

Bridgett said...

Oh no...cellulitis?
That's not good. :(

Please keep us updated.

And give Summer a huge hug for us.

Stephycce said...

Oh man poor Summer! Hope she's feeling better! And so sorry about your church that's sad.