Tuesday, February 15, 2011

V Update

After complaining off and on about mild eye pain late in the day my chief mechanic woke us up in the middle of the night. He was really hurting after an apparent late night bar fight (wonder what the other guy looked like). The next morning the very concerned Mommy ran him into his regular doctor, who ushered him off to the pediatric ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologist sent him for a CT scan and then off to the pediatric ER. Orbital Cellulitis was the diagnosis which ultimately lead to a surgery and hospital stay for a few lovely IV antibiotic cocktails. They treat this stuff pretty aggressively as there is significant risk of the infection spreading to the brain. Tough kid, I'm so proud of him. Peds department is pretty incredible here. I feel good about supporting such awesome people for a living. Next time something weird happens with your kid and you really can't decide if they need to see a doctor do me a favor and just take them in.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

Hang tough, V! Hope you get sprung and are back to terrorizing the girls at school soon!