The tapestry of the life of a medically complex family

Cellulitis

If there were not enough reasons for us to stay mostly inside this summer, we can add another: cellulitis. Youngest got bit by a bug on her arm and it swelled up quite a bit pretty fast. By the next day, about half her forearm was swollen and there was a red patch 2.5 inches by 1.5 inches. It was itchy and she complained of pain but no fever and it seemed pretty stable at that size so we watched it on Friday. Saturday morning, she awoke a bit crabby. She sat down to eat breakfast and complained about her arm. The swollen area had doubled in size and the redness was spreading down into her wrist and up to her elbow. Made it to the Saturday pedi hours and got her on antibiotics, which finally seem to have gone to work as of today.

Good thing we have her on Vitamin D…

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