Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lanced

So there has been another (hopefully) slight setback. Lumin has had a large scab on the back of her head. We think it was a side effect of the cooling cap. It has been getting smaller as time goes on, but Monica noticed in the last couple days that there was some swelling happening around it. After  she mentioned it to various practitioners of all levels, the doctor finally took a look at it today. His assessment: it's either infected or cellulitis. He lanced it to see if it would drain. It didn't, which is apparently reassuring (no pus).

We chose give her oral antibiotics in the hope that it's a localized infection. We'll watch to see if things get better or worse. If they get better, we'll go home this weekend and keep her on antibiotics for several more days. If they get worse, we may have to treat for a systemic infection and stay in the hospital for another ten days.

So hopefully all will be well and we'll still get out on time.

In other news, she had her second bath today. She's also gaining weight, which is great!


3 comments:

  1. Oh my, she is just a little sweet potato pie. Envisioning rapid healing around that scab...

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  2. Look at that healthy growing body! All that mama's milk is sure doing its thing!

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  3. Ben and Lumin, twins separated by 25 years? Yay mama's milk!

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