Sunday, December 28, 2008

Huge Owie!!! (warning, yucky pics)

Our poor little Nora has had a horrible week and we didn't even know it until yesterday. She has been a little cranky but we figured it was because she is getting her molars. Well, yesterday I was holding her while we were watching a movie and when I touched her foot she jumped and yelled "Owie!" I looked down and noticed that her big toe on her right foot was horribly infected! I thought it was an ingrown toenail and because I have had many of them, I started to drain the infection. As I was draining it, I pulled half of a sewing needle out of her toe. Claire and her grandpa had been doing some sewing last week and Claire lost a needle. I thought will all the vacuuming that it would have been taken care of but somehow half of it ended up in Nora's toe and that is the source of the infection. I took her to the Urgent Care where they x-rayed it to make sure the other half of the needle wasn't in there. We got lucky and it wasn't. The doctor told me that if it was still in there he would have to send her to a specialist. I thought this was extremely ironic. Here I am with no medical practice and I pulled the first half out on my own. Here he is with what, like 12 years of schooling and he has to send her somewhere else??? It just didn't make much sense to me. So they started her on a round of antibiotics and we just have to watch to make sure it doesn't spread or get worst. If it does we will have to take her into the ER for antibiotic treatment. What a mess! She has been such a trooper though.

1 comment:

Lynnette said...

Ouch...pour Nora :0(

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Love ya, Lynnette