Thursday, May 10, 2007

Staffilococcus bonanza

We are in Italy supposedly vacationing since 2 weeks ago, and instead we are held hostage by a nasty staffilococcus which has sneaked in Milo's neck lynphonodes, swollening them to the size of an apple. It happened all of a sudden the day we arrived...he woke up from his nap with an "apple" in his throat. Ever since we have been at the nearest pediatric hospital almost daily, and 10 days later we are stil not sure what it is. It's nerve wrecking. The poor boy who already didn't have much sympathy for doctors, has developed a monumental phobia of the white shirts men...he has been administered massive doses of antibiothics, he has been cut without anesthetics to evacuate the pus on one side, he has been taken blood samples and submitted to sonograms...today we should finally have the last results and understand why the antibiothics did not work until now and the swolening persists and appeared on the other side as well. The good news is that he can come home at night and does not have to eat that terrible hospital food.The Belgianite is in the US for business and Zeno is taken care of by my parents, thank God...and I am running out of good reasons to motivate Milo to get in the car to go back to the hospital, AGAIN...let's hope it will be all over very soon.

5 comments:

Alice said...

Oh Clo, I am soo sorry to hear about this! Poor little boy! This sounds like a positively dreadful condition, not only for the little one but also for you. It's hard to see our babies suffer like this. I've never heard of it before. Do you have any idea how he got it or what could've been the reason for him getting it?

Wishing you ALL THE BEST, GUTE BESSERUNG Milo!!! Sending LOTS of hugs to BOTH of you!!

Brikebrok said...

Buona guarigione !
perché queste cose succedono sempre durante le vacanze !? ...

awondefulworld said...

Ciao Clo,

mi dispiace molto per il piccolo, speriamo si risolva tutto presto.

Baci,
Monica

santi said...

Poor Milo .. being sick and going back and forth to the hospital are just terrible for a preschooler. I hope you yourself are not feeling too exhausted. Wish you both all the best!

Clo said...

Thank you all for your loving words and support,it means a lot! "Lickily" it happened while I was a t my parents, who could take great care of us (and Zeno)while I could concentrate on Milo and take him to the hopsital daily. In paris it would have been a disaster on the logistics side...but the worse is to see the little one suffering, it is really an excruciating experience for a parent, isn't it?