Tuesday, April 01, 2008

One more week!

Until I head back to work, and Maddie heads to daycare. I was going to start back 4/15, but I decided to go back a week early (mainly for insurance purposes-if I get half a paycheck, my insurance is covered, but if I wait until the 15th, I won't get a paycheck and will have to pay for my insurance).

Things are still going great with the kids. They are just perfect and wonderful. Still sleeping through the night and rarely crying. In fact, she's laughing at me right now. LOL

We did have a semi-rough week medically. Long story short, I got MRSA (a dangerous staph infection) in my armpit. I believe it's from exposure to Madison's head after I got razor burn in Vietnam (note to self: pack more than one razor for a 3-week trip). So we believe that's what's on Madison's head. We're still battling the oozing sores. They've come and gone twice now, and are back today. Her acropustulosis is back again already, and is on her hips, back, feet, hands, arms, face and neck. Much more widespread than last time, but less severity. We're treating it accordingly.

Anyway, the MRSA caused 4 abscesses (two large ones) under my arm, one of which was lanced (OUCH). I've been on two medications, but I believe the second one seems to be doing the trick. The abscesses have shrunk significantly and the pain is almost gone. I can lift my arm and hold my baby again.

My biggest concern is for the babies left behind at the orphanage. Madison had this when we got her. It's highly contagious. And can be fatal. I've informed my agency and offered funds to purchase medication for the babies. Hopefully something can be done for them.

On a brighter note, my baby turned TWO last week!! He's such a big boy. Where does the time go??

And what post is complete without pictures?


Catherine said...

I am thrilled that you are getting better!! How scary!! The kids look great :)

Anonymous said...

Im also glad to hear that things are a bit better for both you and Madison. Good luck with the return to work, though you sound as if you are on top of it all! Jana

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Hi! Found your blog off of DS. It's been a while since you posted this post, so I hope everyone is better!