Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ciara the Patient

After emergency room visits in two different states, two nights in the children’s hospital, several different antibiotics and Ciara’s pediatrician saying “In my 20 years of practicing, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Ciara is doing much better! The meds given to her at the Hartford Children’s hospital did their thing and the infection has subsided. She came home today and can now walk. Phew!! The most likely cause was a spider bite which caused cellulitis. The only way to try and determine if it was in fact a spider bite, would be to dig into the wound to get a culture. We opted not to torture Ciara with that process. The original fear in Hartford was that it was a mrsa staph infection, which is difficult to treat. But that was eventually ruled out. Ciara was a trooper the whole time. She made the best of it and became friends with the entire staff on her floor!

The hospital is not a bad place to be after running 100 miles


The cellulitis and swollen foot


Having fun in the hospital Getting a ride in a wagon

video

7 comments:

Marcy said...

Awwwhhh I'm glad she's home and doing well! Kids in the hospital is never fun, especially when they are that young.

AnthonyP said...

Happy to hear she is home. Best for a speedy recovery.

Jana said...

Scott- I'm so glad everything worked out with Ciara! Congrats again on finishing the race! It was awesome. Keith and I are still talking about how cute your kids are! We'll babysit anytime!!!

Bob Gentile said...

wow ..glad she is doing much better, i am so not a fan of doctors I probably would have said maybe we can ice it and it will go down!!,,,well if I was bitten but for Ciara I would have taking her to the hospital for sure, what a trooper...love the pics.

Kasia said...

Congrats on finishing the 100-miler. Can't wait to hear all the details. Glad to see Ciara's doing better.

Nitmos said...

I have never heard of such a thing as a spider bite causing all this. Man! Eell, glad things are going better.

CTmarathoner said...

Scott -amazing report and tales from the crypt...ciara's foot looked horrible!! That photo of you in the hospital bed after the race is fitting. You had an incredible race -to lose it at mile 51 (obvious reason -you had lost 10 pounds of water)and then keep going...can't believe how fast you guys were going at the start -WOW...Frank and I were way, way back. Congrats to you on such a good race, and Mark also. You are lucky to have Keith pace you!!! I agree -the plaques are extremely boring..well, next year we will all have to get a buckle:) ---glad ciara is better.