Hi everyone. To be honest, I’m simply too tired and uninspired this morning to post anything interesting. My youngest is recovering after a sudden occurence of facial cellulitis, and 4 days of intense worry have taken its toll. I thought as a parent of teens and a toddler, that I had seen it all in terms of childhood trauma or illness, yet the speed and seriousness of which this infection occurred was alarming. The very real complications were even more so. Flesh eating disease. Meningitis. Sepsis. With the infection having appeared on his chubby little cheek, the need for immediate and strong medication and attention was paramount, and thankfully he has responded extremely well and is on the mend. Big infections can spread very fast in little bodies, especially when located on the face, close to the brain, the lymph nodes and a plentiful blood supply.
Its funny though, all these ” new” illnesses and germs. I really don’t ever remember hearing of this when I was a kid, and I dont know anyone whose ever had it now. At 3 he’s never been ill before, never had to take medication for anything- a healthy, young boy. I seriously wonder if this type of thing is the result of people overmedicating with un-needed anitbiotics over time, strengthening the bacteria around us. Something to think about.
I’ll post later today.