After being on two antibiotics for over 48 hours her finger does not look any better. In fact, her finger looks worse. Since she does not have a fever and she feels fine I did not want her to be admitted to the hospital. Can you imagine a non-sick kid stuck in a hospital room? Call me selfish but I was not up for that. But she needs to be put on an IV of antibiotics for the treatment of MRSA so we are setting up a home health care nurse to come to our house three times a day to administer.

We also are trying to schedule a bone scan to rule out an infection in her bones. This should be done today.

It is amazing how one small little cut can turn into something so gruesome. I am just so thankful we did not wait any longer. Another thing to be thankful for is that she is in no pain. The finger only hurts when she accidentally bumps it. That's it for now we go up to our local hospital at 2:30 to have the IV pick line inserted, she is going to love that. Poor baby.
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  1. Jkhb Says:

    When my daughter had staff they put her on VANCOMYCIN and Clindamycin. The Vanco was IV and the Clinda was oral. She had to take both every 6 hours. I hope it gets better soon. We had the home heath care too but I had to learn to do the IV myself. Just a warning the clindamycin is very nasty tasting even with heavy flavoring.

  2. OHN Says:

    I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. MRSA has become so scary. My husband had a severe case 4 years ago and we had home health here for the IV Vanc. and everything else.

    My 18 year old had MRSA (in his TOE!)from the gym at school. It is very scary and I really think that your idea of telling kids more about the dangers of poor hygiene is a great idea. Schools and community recreation centers are becoming breeding grounds.

    I hope your daughter is doing has to be very scary for her. (and you!)