This past weekend we had to take lil man in to the hospital for cellulitis. Cellulitis is a diffuse infection of connective tissue with severe inflammation of dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Cellulitis can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria, and often occurs where the skin has previously been broken: cracks in the skin, cuts, blisters, burns, insect bites, surgical wounds, or sites of intravenous catheter insertion. Skin on the face or lower legs are most commonly affected by this infection, though cellulitis can occur on any part of the body.
Landon got into an ant pile on friday night and got about 10 ant bites in one area. He is VERY allergic to bites of any kind and so they almost ALWAYS swell, well this was horrible. By Sunday morning his ankle looked broken. I immediately called my good friend Kara to make sure she was working at the ER and took him in. Thank GOD for Kara, we have been to the hospital with Landon before and getting an iv in him was TORTURE, so much so that Jason had to leave the room this time, but Kara was a pro, and Landon hardly flinched.
Being at the hospital, it was NO FUN. However he acted as though nothing was wrong, talking about how he wanted a new train.....and would NOT sit still even though mommy kept telling him he had to keep his leg elevated. But thats what makes Landon so wonderful, even when he is sick he is happy!!