What do we ‘ave ‘ere? A happy girl. A well girl. A well rested girl.
So what happened? What was it all about? Well, we are still not entirely sure. Saturday night she became increasingly irritated and upset and did not sleep for many, many hours. Sunday morning she was a little better after she finally got to sleep but went downhill Sunday afternoon. When I got home after my lovely little visit to see PPMJ, I didn’t even get a smile and so I knew that things were not right. Her temp was at 39+, she was listless and very unwell. After all the basic tests were done they saw that her white blood count was VERY high (it was only when I read the discharge letter this morning that I saw the word critical. Normal range is 4000 to 11,000 and she had 35,000) which could have meant more sinister things, OR that she was just fighting off an infection which can bring the count up higher. So…they had to wait to grow cultures in her blood to check for bacterial infection (which it was not) so long story short: viral infection which exacerbated her eczema teamed with a strep and staph infection from her angry eczema.