April 4, 2007

Another Update on Grandma

Yesterday my Mom and I noticed that Grams Right leg was red, swollen, hard and warm. We called her home health nurse who thought it could be a blood clot or an infection and recommended a trip to the ER. So off we went! Gram was there for a few hours and the Dr.s there were worried she had something called Necrotizing Fasciitis. That is a flesh eating virus/bacteria. So they sent her up to Harborview which is one of two hospitals in this state that can deal with something like that. Today I was finally able to talk to her Dr. there and get some information. She does NOT have Necrotizing Fasciitis but she does have a serious case of cellulitis. So they have her on two types of IV antibiotics and are waiting for more test results to come in and give them some more specific information. So I will be calling them first thing in the morning and getting some more information on her. Please pray for Gram that this infection doesn't get worse and the antibiotics work right away.

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