The past few weeks Kara had come down with some sort of virus, where she coughs a lot and has a runny nasty nose and is all congested. She finally stopped coughing then Summer started coughing. Poor kids can’t catch a break. If one of them is sick, we all stay in. Luckily the weather has been gorgeous so they’ve been able to get some fresh air in our yard away from the rest of the population – so as to keep everyone from getting infected (still no clue how the girls even got sick, but – alas)
Yesterday morning Summer woke up with a little bit of redness on her ankle. We watched it throughout the day and it just started swelling more and more and getting more red. She could walk on it fine and it didn’t phase her a bit – but for peace of mind I brought her in to the after hours clinic last night to get it checked out.
The doc thinks it’s probably and insect bite. We put on a prescription steroid cream (a bit more potent/strong that hydrocortisone).
After a night of rest and having the cream on for about 12 hours, she woke up looking worse. When I called the pediatric nurse she told me to bring her back in ASAP b/c she could have cellulitis. Grrrreat, nothing like instilling an immense sense of FEAR in a mother, right?!
So in we went …
It looks pretty nasty right?! Like it would hurt or itch or SOMETHING… but no. She is not even phased by this. It doesn’t itch b/c she NEVER scratches it. She can walk fine (was just a little stiff this morning from the swelling) and when the doctor pushes on it or moves it she doesn’t even flinch.
I don’t get it … but the docs today also said they think it’s a bug bite of some sort. We just have to be on the lookout for any pussing, ulcers, etc… in case it’s a brown recluse spider bite. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!
Anyway, we’ve had this mother and me photo session booked up with a local photographer and we keep having to postpone it. So I said F-it, and attempted to take one at home once we got back from the doctor.
I’m feeling a bit relieved that the docs think it’s just a bug bite. And I know that Summer has super sensitive skin so maybe she reacts a little stronger to the bites than most. I hope that’s all it is. Crossing our fingers that the swelling goes down in the next 24hrs and I can stop being so paranoid.