Saturday, January 7, 2012

We took Hazel to the doctor on Tuesday and discovered her swollen lymph node had doubled in size from the previous week. They ended up admitting her to the hospital that day. She was quite the grumpy girl. Stranger danger is in full force. Getting the IV in took over an hour of trying and brought back some difficult memories. We were told she would not need a biopsy if they found pus because would indicate an infection. So we were thrilled to find out it was an infection. They drained the site and filled it with gauze. Every morning for a week we have to hold her down and pull a little out. She hates it but overall she's feeling a lot better. Hazel did so well we were able to leave the hospital that first night. I was relieved because I was not looking forward to Hazel freaking out all night. I'm so grateful this is over and turned out to be nothing serious. We appreciate all the prayers.


Anaise said...

Isn't it interesting that an infection in your daughter's lymph node requiring a hospitalization and ongoing removal of pus-soaked gauze can be relegated to "nothing serious." Your perspective is simply amazing!

I'm sincerely glad it isn't more serious! And I sure hope the infection clears up easily. You'll stay in my prayers.

StrawberryBlond said...

I'm so happy that it turned out to be something "simple" and that she was able to go home so quickly! Y'all have had your fill of hospitals. I just want to kiss those cute cheeks and give her a lollipop!