Jan 1, 2009

Happy New Year from the Children's Hospital

What a day!

Started last night when Kaleb was complaining about his left ear hurting. Kaleb woke up complaining about his ear hurting with a fever. And he wouldn't move his neck because he was complaining that his ear hurt.

I took him to the urgent care place because it was New Year's Day and his doctor's office was closed.

They examined him there and said it wasn't an ear infection, but they were not comfortable about his stiff neck. They told me to take him to the Children's Hospital.

We spent the entire day in the ER at children's hospital where they took blood samples and a CT Scan. They have diagnosed Kaleb with Retropharyngeal and Parapharyngeal Abscess and now he is admitted to the hospital. They are giving him antibiotics through an iv. If this works, then Kaleb should be able to go home maybe in a day or two. If this doesn't work then they will have to drain the abscess. Pray that they don't have to do that.

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