Boo got admitted to the pediatric unit around midnight Sunday (last Sunday) under the misdiagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI.)
After two days of "aggressive" antibiotic therapy, everything remained the same: high white blood cell count (indicating infection), severe abdominal pain and fever.
It was at THAT point (day three) that a physician decided it MIGHT not be a UTI. A quick CT Scan revealed her burst appendix and huge abscess behind her uterus.
Two hours later she was prepped for emergency surgery. It was a 45 minute procedure and Wifey and I sat together in a waiting room assuring each other that everything would be okay.
She emerged groggy from surgery and we were told how well the surgery went... "a success." Fast forward a few days...
For almost a week Boo hadn't eaten without throwing up. It didn't take long before she didn't want to eat or drink at all. It was the second night after surgery that she requested a hamburger! As delighted as we were, she was still restricted to "clear liquids." It would be the next day that she would get to eat a few bites of sausage and bacon. The next day came... and she was granted her hamburger.
Walking had been difficult and just getting her out of bed was a chore. But as the days progressed, so did she. She began eating and drinking like normal and walking great distances. With her pain subsiding, her compliance to eat, drink and walk increased.
Day six came and we had the best day since we got admitted. Wifey and I rotated staying the night at the hospital and I spent 4 vacation days to make sure she had someone by her side at all times.
Then it happened. At 3pm on that sixth day, Boo said her feet itched and she took off her hospital socks. There they sat, at the end if the bed, glowing beet red, swollen like marshmallows with a rash everywhere.
I quickly helped her into the shower hoping she could wash off some invisible cooties that had swollen her feet so terribly. They quickly became painful and the skin tight as a drum.
Her nurse was summoned and she put calamine lotion all over them. This made them burn worse! It quickly, and painfully, was wiped off. The physicians think she has now had a severe reaction to her antibiotics... a DELAYED reaction because she had been on them for several days already.
So here she sits, unwilling to eat, drink or walk because her feet hurt so bad. It's like we're back to square one. But at least I know her appendix is removed and blood tests show her infection is gone. Now we just have to ride out her rash... which has now spread to several parts of her body.
Wifey is here to relieve me to go home. Boo is sleeping peacefully. I'll post pics when I get home.