I KNOW you were all eagerly awaiting the next hospital visit in this family. I feel like a weekly drama on television. This (early) morning didn't disappoint. Steve came in to my bedroom at 5:30am to have family prayer before heading off to seminary with Kayla. All the children gathered on my bed and due to a poor nights rest, I painfully climbed out of the covers to kneel with my family. After we say our goodbyes each morning, Kaleb always climbs back in bed with me. (my bed is 'way more comfortable' he tells me) This particular morning he gets all comfy and then reaches his arm out and tells me to feel his elbow. He tells me that it's been bothering him all night, especially if he rubs it against anything. I give it a good feel, didn't think much of it and turned over to get about 30 more minutes of rest before getting the second crew out the door. When I finally did wake him for the day I told him to let me get a good look at it...because he was still complaining. That's when I noticed the size and redness of the area. I sent him to school knowing it was cellulitis, but wanted to see what the nurse thought. Thirty minutes into school she calls me and agrees he needs to be seen, so off we go to the ER.
(normal elbow on the left...infected elbow on the right)
Two hours and one impatient 'patient' later we walk out of there with two antibiotics and the orders to rest his arm. (that means no sports) We'll see how long THAT lasts.
Stay tuned for the next edition of (as my sister-n-law so lovingly refers to us) "House of Pain".
Over and out.