Saturday, February 23, 2008
I was once again all day long at the docs office. Didn't get home until almost 7 at night. I'm tired.
here's what's going on.
I go in, give the doc the discharge papers, he checks the baby out and I tell him everything that's happened in like the last 2 weeks (starting with baby's cold about 2 weeks ago). He rechecks the discharge paper and says "did they give you an antibotic?" I tell him no, they said it was a cold that effected the eye.
Shakes his head and says "Oh boy, what were they thinking."
He then tells me that they should have put the baby on meds. He says that the nose bleeds, fever, and gunk coming out of his nose suggests meds and a serious infection and they should have started him on it last night.
So here's the deal. Babies sinus cavities aren't fully formed or what not. The cold he had 2 weeks ago, it went away. Totally went clear and then stopped. But then he spiked a high fever which was still 101 while on meds in the ER and went up again. With the fever came nose bleeds and discharge. So, what happened is that during the time he had a cold, the infection got under the skin, surrounded the eye and check. He spiked the fever, the pressure started to build causing the nose bleeds and then the pus and such filled and started draining back into the nasal cavity and out that one side. Only one side of his nose is draining and it's the swollen side.
The reason why this is a concern, it's not a cold, it's a skin infection or to say, an infection under the skin.
He wanted me to give him the meds right in the hospital and then again at night even if it was close on the time. He said that if the swelling and redness doesn't go down by the end of tomorrow I'm to bring him in on sunday asap. He want's all swelling and redness nearly fully gone by Monday and if it's not gone then I have to bring him in. They already set the appointment for 12. He said that if the swelling and redness is gone and the gunk starts to clear up then to wait on the appt. and let the meds work since they are.
Whew! He was pretty upset about them not giving me meds. He said that colds don't just randomly spike fevers, nose bleeds, swelling and pus within 24 hours and that the E.R should have done testing and lab work.
So that's the news.