Thursday, February 21, 2008

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I mentioned in my post on Tuesday that I hadn't been feeling all that great. I'd been taking Motrin to offset the body aches & headaches. Tuesday night I noticed that above my incision the skin was a little red and warm to the touch. It also seemed to be extremely tender and a little hard. Yesterday was the same thing. I started getting chills, a headache and I finally thought to check my temp. It was 100.5 which isn't too bad. I figured that I had some sort of flu bug. I took some motrin and it went down for a few hours and then spiked back up to 100. The spot above my incision also seemed to be getting redder and the skin felt really hot. I called the dr.'s office last night and was able to talk to Dr. Allred. He told me to come in today. I went in today and saw Dr. Crouch. He said there was a bunch of blood that had accumulated under the skin and I probably had the start of an infection. He tried to drain the blood but didn't get a lot. They did a CBC and my white blood count wasn't too high but he put me on some keflex to keep it from getting any worse. So I'm relieved I don't have the flu but it still stinks that I've felt so cruddy this week and an infection to top things off....

7 comments:

Avry & Justin said...

That sucks Tiff! Hopefully the meds he gave you will make you feel better real soon. Kick back & put your feet up today!

monica said...

it doesn't end for you eh? let me know if I can do anything, I'll take chandler off your hands too!

Jeff, Sara, & Carson said...

Sounds like it has been a tough week. If you need anything let me know, it isn't hard to come down stairs and bring you dinner, or take Chandler, whatever you need.

The Bluths said...

Draining blood doesn't sound fun. Hope it gets better!

Camille said...

Sorry you are feeling so crappy! I hope you get feeling better. The things we do for our children huh?

amanda said...

sorry to hear about this sickness and infection, get better soon.

Nicole said...

Hey Tiff. That stinks that you haven't had a great week. I hate moving. Your kids are so dang cute. Maybe later in life we can hook up my two girls with your two boys:)! I can't believe that our kids are getting so big so fast. They don't stay babies for very long. Good luck with everything. Are you going to stick around here or move somewhere else?