Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sigh

Little Man has an abscess on his back. He got a scrape, oh probably a week ago and I didn't think a thing about it. But 3 days ago, it started to get red around the edges, so I started putting antibiotic cream on it. This morning, it looked like it was getting ugly, abscess or boil like. I called and thank goodness his doc had an appt open this afternoon. (I LOVE picking up my son early from school, and canceling his afterschool program, it rocks my days!) The doctor lanced* it today and put him on antibiotics. Part of my fear is his history of scary, fast, ugly skin infections. While this isn't one of those fast moving infections he has had in the past, it makes hubs and I nervous. We are also nervous because he is on a sulfa antibiotic and while he hasn't ever reacted to sulfa drugs before, the possibility lies before us, like quicksand, you don't really want to try and walk on it. And guess what? He has another doctor's appt on Thursday! I can hardly wait. Photobucket

*lanced, sounds like a simple thing, right? Wrong! There was screaming, holding down, threats on both our parts. Little Man threatened to bite me, I threatened to not take him to McDonalds, it was UGLY, but we both survived.

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Lisa said...

Ouch! I do not envy you having to go back again.

You have got to tell me how to do the banging smiley. I showed J how to do the heart today and she is badgering me to show her something else new. That's the only trick I know so I could use some help here.

Kristina P. said...

I don't think lancing is ever going to be pleasant.

Me said...

I am so glad that everyone survived! I hope that things will run smoothly from here on out!

Torina said...

...and this whole time I thought getting "lanced" was some gorgeous Norwegian dude named Lance would come in and give me a back massage.

Holly said...

So sorry your day had to go on this way. Hope the antibiotics help and kick the infection without any further buggies.

Azul said...

Oh, the poor little guy!

Here's to a speedy recovery for him.

Jillybean said...

No, lanced does not sound like a simple thing. When I read that I wondered how he did. It sounds like you pulled out the big guns, threatening no McDonald's.

And you called me mean ;0)

That smiley made my day.

WV cattecou
Definition The result of a scientific experiment where two french scientists were trying to cross a cat with a cow to create a farm animal who could not only give milk, but could catch mice and shed fur all over the furniture too.

angryyoungwoman said...

Uck, how frustrating. So sorry about that. I hope things look up.

Jillene said...

I am so sorry Jo!! My brother had one once at the very bottom of his back and he told me how the lancing was....NOT great!!

I hope that all goes well for you, hubby and little man for the next little while!!

Laura in L.A. said...

Oh, Jo, how scary! Praying for you and Little Man that the treatment did the trick and he is on the road to a quick recovery!

Love, Laura

K J and the kids said...

Good night nurse.
I can't believe the amount of stuff that the two of you have to go through.

Lana said...

Glad you both survived. Crossing my fingers that there is no infection.
(Sorry, can't help it, but I'm giggling at Torina's definition of "lanced")
Hope Little Man does well at Thursday's appointment. ☺

CaJoh said...

Sure hope everything turns out for the better. Good luck with your appointment.

Debbie said...

Lancing is terrible thing. Bless his heart.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Yikes! Just the word "lancing" alone sends shivers down my spine. I was glad to read that both you and Little Man survived said appointment. Hopefully, McDonald's made everything better, as it always does in my life.

I'll be thinking about you on Thursday!

-Francesca

Kristine said...

Oh boy, I don't envy you that experience one bit!