Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{Summer #BlogChallenge} Day 12

Worst injury you've had & how it happened?

Is an injury the same thing as an infection? If so then it would have been back in March of this year. I have really bad eczema, and no matter what I tried I could not get it to heal. I would get these big whelps on my hand that would leak. Anyway one night I while I was taking a shower, I noticed that I could barely get my arm over my head. It felt like I had been holding a hard ball between my armpit all day. It took all I could to brush my hair and everything. I was pretty much exhausted anyways, so I went to bed. Well I woke up the next morning and could not feel my hand. It was swollen and painfully numb, plus my arm hurt really bad and all I could do was cry. I went to my parents room and woke them up and told them about my hand. It was then that we decided to go to the ER. We got to the ER pretty earlier and didn’t have to wait extremely long, even though it felt like we did!

They took me on back and the DR came in and checked me out, by then I had red streaks going up my arm, which gave her the impression that it may be shingles, but once I told my story she thought it was something different. They swabbed whelps and everything and said it would be two days until they found out what it was, but she was going to call the DR on call, and see what he wanted to do. Well he came in and saw the streaks and said that my eczema has became infected with some bacteria and that the streaks were from cellulitis, not blood poisoning! Thank you Lord!

He told me that he was going to admit me to the hospital, and give me some strong antibiotics. To make a long boring, first time hospital stay story short, I had to stay in the hospital for 2 nights, and it turned out to be MRSA, but it was still resilient to antibiotics, so he put me on some strong oral antibiotics along with some antibiotic cream to put on the hand, and I had to eat 4 things of yogurt a day so that I wouldn’t get a yeast infection. It took probably a good two weeks before my hand looked better, and now I still have the dry skin, but I am putting the cream on it for when it gets bad enough, and using lotion. Which reminds me – lotion time!

What was your worst injury?


  1. That sounds horrific! My 13 month old son had severe eczema all over his whole back around 10 months. I found out it was corn of all things that was causing him to flare up like that.

    Have you tried coconut oil for your eczema? It does AMAZING things.

  2. Oh my gosh - MRSA is scary! I'm glad that your hospital stay was short, and that you were able to fight off the infection.

  3. Yikes! how scary!! MRSA is aweful and scary!! Glad you are ok!!

  4. oh my! I had no idea eczema could do that! glad you're alright!


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