Many have been calling, texting, emailing, etc concerning our oldest son, Cole and his current hospitalization, so I figured I would post an update here for more information. To start off, it is nothing that is life threatening whatsoever. For about two weeks, he has had some swollen glands in the side of his face and in his neck, causing his face, primarily his left eye (especially in the mornings) to swell, sometimes completely shut. After having him on antibiotics for a week, the pediatrician then sent him to the dentist with the thought that maybe one of his teeth was abscessed. It wasn’t, but it was pulled anyway and the dentist confirmed that the tooth was not the issue. Our doctor then sent us to an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist for further testing. (He’s yet to run a fever.) The ENT did a scope search on his nasal cavities without any results, prompting then a C-scan of his head. Cole didn’t like this part because he had to have an IV for the dye to be ran for the scan, and the first time for an IV, plus being at an “adult” hospital, it was a little painful. (Mind you, the doctor visit, tooth pulling, nasal probing and now C-scan have all been done on the same day…Monday of this week) On Tuesday morning we went for the results only to find out it is a deep infection in his nasal cavities, yet severe enough for some stronger meds, although doctor did say he possibly needed an IV jumpstart. By Thursday, the swelling had increased to his cheek and the doctor wanted him to come in. While Michelle was en route to him, he called and said he wanted him to come here to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston. So, we got here around 4:30 PM, waited on check-in till about 6:30, was put in a temporary room till 8:30, got moved to a permanent room and around 11 PM he started receiving his treatment. The doctor has not been in this morning, but the nurses suspect only a 48-72 hour stay. And there you have it…nothing critical, yet they say cellulitus near the cranium needs immediate attention.
Again, we are all grateful for the well wishes, the offers of assistance and especially to my parents and Mrs. Sue Van Horn for their help with the kids. God is good all the time, all the time, God is good. Remaining Unshakable in Him, Pastor