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