Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Karsie had to go to the doctor's today. It isn't a big deal yet, but we're trying to keep on top of a rash that has emerged from her G-Tube site and has really started to bother her more and more each day.
We took Karsie in today to see Dr. Suen, and he prescribed some antibiotics to start while they run the cultures taken from her site to see what kind of infection she has. He's very suspicious of some kinds of bacteria that like to hang around the plastic of tubing like Karsie has. But until we've narrowed some things down he gave Karsie medicine to cover the bases to make sure things don't get worse.
It's hard to tell whether Karsie is scratching her site because she digs at it, or if it hurts her and she's reaching for the spot as a reflex to the pain. Either way, it's very uncomfortable for her. It might also just be a rash that has broken down, so we're also putting neosporin on it to heal that up. We hope this goes away soon so she feels better.
There is good news. Apparently Karsie has grown 3 inches in one week!!! Haha, not really. But her length is 29 inches and last week when she was measured, the nurse had her at 26. It was confirmed today that the nurse last week was an intern and had been measuring it from the wrong spot and not being very careful with her accuracy. Karsie also gained an ounce from last week.