Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cousin Chloe Has Cellulitis



Our niece has been in Vandy Children's hospital this week with Cellulitis. I asked my SIL if I could show you guys pics on the blog, and she said it was fine.  I think all new mommies can agree that knowledge is power and this was something I have never even heard of so I am guessing you all have not either! Here's to learning!
So first of all little Chlo is fine, she is there getting IV antibiotics.

You can read more about Cellulitis HERE. Basically she probably had a scratch or a scrape on her foot and bacteria of some sort got in there and gave her a bacterial skin infection.
Sunday night her foot started swelling and her mom drew a circle around it to monitor the redness and swelling.
Monday morning it was worse so they went to the Pedi and got some antibiotics.
 Tuesday it was still worse and not better and the pedi admitted them to the Hospital for a round of IV antibiotics. It eventually was so swollen the skin broke and leaked. Little Chlo was a trooper though and never worried much about it or cried or anything she just limped occasionally or will point to it and jibber alot.

 She does not enjoy Doctors or nurses so the worst of it for her was hetting her IV. Poor Baby!
 But otherwise she has just been chilling there for a few days while they monitor the progress.
 This is her little IV arm.
She has had lots of visitors and trinkets delivered to her! We love you little Chlo and are thankful you are OK !! xoxo

12 comments:

Susannah said...

That is so sad and scary! Poor Chloe! Shauna was smart drawing that circle around it. She looks so little and precious in that outfit!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Oh my goodness - I'm so glad she is going to be ok! And thank you LG, and to Chloe's Mom for posting and letting you post this - I agree - I have never heard of this before!!! Sending her some HUGS!!!!

Shauna Graham said...

Thanks for posting about Chlo Chlo's illness. How crazy was that?!? She's home now and taking a major nap. Her foot looks so much better! Hugs and kisses from Chloe. xoxo

Gina said...

Great info! She is a doll!

Unknown said...

That sweet baby made my eyes fill up with tears! I am so glad she is ok!I cannot stand for babies to have to get shots and IV's and such. Praying for her tiny foot to feel better!! she's a pretty girl!

Mel said...

I was the "unknown" for some reason?

Tiny Ocean said...

Bless it!!! So glad she's feeling better.

Kellie said...

My son has had cellulitis numerous times. In his case it has been caused by allergic reactions to mosquito bites, of all things. He just turned 7, and so far this is the first summer we have not been to the doctor's office because of the extreme swelling.

grizaham said...

Tough little Chloe! Great job!

Tonya and Starr said...

God love it!! Glad she's getting better!!!

Cory Holder said...

I'm glad to hear Chlo is home! We have been praying for her every night.

cellulean reviews said...

I've had cellulitis before, several times, but it wasn't related to my diabetes - it was all years before I was ever diagnosed. I never needed antibiotics, but I also took notice as soon as any fevered red place would develop. I would hot pack it several times a day, and took ibuprofen every eight hours to reduce inflammation.

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