Jax and I were both diagnosed with Staph infections earlier this week. Mine has responded really well to the antibiotics...but Jax's wasn't responding at all. He ended up forming a large boil on his bottom that was causing him major pain, a fever, and swelling. :( He felt horrible from Wednesday-Saturday...it was so hard for us to see him in so much pain. He could barely walk, refused to sit (would only stand up or lay down), would scream if we even went near his bottom, etc.
I took him to the doctor on Tuesday and they confirmed it was Staph and put him on Bactrim. By Friday, things were getting much worse so I took him BACK in and they ended up having to switch him to a stronger antibiotic and drain the boil for him. He screamed, I cried, and the doctor and nurse thought he was the sweetest thing ever since he kept saying "I'm sorry" through his tears. :( It was the hardest thing I have done so far as a Mom...I had to help hold him down and hearing him yell "mommy!!!" was incredibly heartbreaking since there was nothing I could do. :(
He has slowly improved since Friday night...
Today is the first day that I feel like he is really getting better. It is such a huge relief. He has been more active, is walking better, actually sitting every once in awhile, etc. His little bum is still a little hard and sore but I am hoping that it will get better each day. We have a follow up appointment tomorrow with Dr. Ames at Oregon Pediatric.
Here are some pictures of our sick little man...
His new favorite place to watch The Wiggles (on the floor by our bed):
Snuggling with Grandma Debbie:
Reading one of his favorite books with Grandpa Harlan and Grandma Betty:
and finally a happy picture! This was taken this morning...he is clearly in a much better mood! :)