Monday, July 21, 2008

What a week.

This past week was a crazy one for me. Last Sunday I went bike riding for the first time in at least 5 years. I rode 22 miles. In the last mile I crashed hard. It all happened in slow motion for me, when I first hit the pavement I thought I broke my back, then I tried to move and couldn't breathe, so I thought I broke a rib and punctured a lung. Then I sat up and got very nauseous. Then I started laughing hysterically. I was fine, some nice bruises and a bit of road rash, but perfectly fine! It really was fun, there is a 60 mile bike path here that follows the river and heads into Idaho. It was a beautiful day and we stopped and dipped our feet in the river, it was great.

Monday I was vacuuming. I was using the hose on it and somehow had the base lifted at an angle and ran over my toe. The beater bar grabbed my toenail and ripped it up. Fun.

Wednesday I took Ella to school then her and I headed to Walmart to do some grocery shopping. While walking around my toe started hurting, not the same toe with the mangled nail, the big toe on my right foot. So by that night my toe was swollen and hot. I had a crack on the bottom of my toe and it was definitely infected. Thursday morning I headed to Urgent Care because the entire night I was unable to sleep because of my throbbing toe, and oh yeah I don't have a physician here yet because I haven't needed one. The doctor takes one look at my toe and says " I think you have MRSA." WHAT??? People die from that. Seriously I'm going to die, or at the very least have my foot amputated because of a millimeter crack in my TOE??? For those of you unfamiliar, MRSA is a penicillin resistant staph infection, used to only be caught in hospitals, now apparently there is a community based strand, and apparently it lurks in the Spokane River. So, they drained my toe, so gross and painful, took a culture, gave me IV antibiotics, a shot of antibiotics, and a prescription for antibiotic pills to take home and also was told to come back for a check the next day.

Friday, I take Ella to school. Bring her back home then head off to Urgent Care. Hmm, doctor freaks out because now MRSA has spread into my calf!!! Two more shots and a prescription for more antibiotic pills, these to take every 4 hours on top of the others, and the promise that if when I come back the next day my calf is still swollen and hot that I will be put into the hospital. FABULOUS! So, now I am thinking great my LEG is going to be amputated because of a tiny cut on my toe.

Saturday, I go into Urgent care, prepared for the worst. But, thank God it was getting better. My cultures came back and it was indeed MRSA, but that the first antibiotic they prescribed me would take care of this strand. Anyhow, my toe feels better but looks nasty, but it's still attached to my body so that is a good thing.

Sunday, Chris and I loaded up the van with a ton of clothes that are too small for the kids, baby toys that no one plays with, and a double stroller that Hunter does not ride in and head off to Once Upon a Child to get some money for my used treasures. Get there, big note on door that says they are no longer accepting anything until their supplies go down. We drive around town searching for another place to sell our stuff, no such luck. We did have some fun though. I read in my Parents magazine about making tye-dye shirts so I thought that would be a fun project to do with Hunter. It was fun, and the shirts all turned out cute. We attempted some pictures today, but no one was in the mood for pics so I'll try again next time I can get us all in our tye-dye shirts

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Wow what a week you have had! Your descriptions had me smiling even though it sounded like a dreadful week!

I'm glad you still have 10 toes :o).

I am looking forward to seeing those tye-dyed shirts :o).

Jennifer said...

Yeah, to quote you: Thank God!

Anonymous said...

Wow What a week!! Glad to hear that the MRSA didnt spread and all of you is still intact-Ha! I bet you wont be dipping your toes in anything but a pool from now on!!! Glad it wasnt one of the kiddos!! That would have been miserable. I saw that same tie dye article and cant wait to see how yours come out--we havent made the attempt yet. I have a feeling with Shay everything would end up in the bucket to be dyed! Hope everything is calmer for you this week. Hope to talk to you soon--Love you all bunches--Aunt Tami and family

Tricia said...

ACK! Glad you are feeling better! What a week!

Michelle said...

what a week indeed! Hope the MRSA has cleared up!

Michelle said...

Good grief! You're falling apart! Be careful!

And I have to say, I was impressed you knew that thing is called the beater bar. I had no idea!

Shannon said...

Whew! I'm glad you have all your toes and both legs...what a week! Hope things stay calmer!

Laurie said...

Oh, geez! Slow down, Kacey!!!

Glad you are ok... :)

Mommy & Peepers said...

WOW, i am NEVER getting in the Spokane river, how aweful! MRSA freaks me out. I'm glad you are feeling better.

Krec'h Maner, CĂ´tes d'Armor said...

She's beautiful, like a porcelain doll.

Congratulations for Ella Grace!

Mary said...

All good reasons never to use the vacuum :-)

Possibly you should just start the entire family on antibiotics to avoid anymore infections. :-)

Chris said...

Wow, glad that amputation is not in your immediate future! How scary! I never heard of MRSA, but I'll be thinking twice before I dip my foot in any river.

As you said, what a week! Glad you at least had some fun bike riding!

Jana said...

So glad you are better..... Next time you come into the Urgent Care, bring Ella Grace!!!