at the end of june elias stepped on something (a piece of glass, we think) and got a tiny cut on the bottom of his foot. i cleaned and soaked it and we kept a bandaid on it for a few days until it looked like it was closed.
on july 3rd, right before bedtime, we noticed that the area around the cut was suddenly red and swollen. the next day we took him to an after hours pediatrician (our only option, as it was the 4th of july) and they confirmed that it was infected and gave us a prescription for antibiotics.
he took a ten day course of antibiotics and we continued to soak his foot and keep it bandaged. he finished the antibiotics last monday and had a follow up with his normal pediatrician on thursday, who said it looked great and told us that we no longer needed to keep a bandaid on it. on friday it finally scabbed over.
on saturday we drove out to new port richey to see andy’s parents. while getting him ready to go swimming we looked at his foot- which looked perfectly normal that morning- and surprise! it was red, swollen, and had a goddamn red line coming from it. my mother was a nurse and put the fear of god in me about blood poisoning and cellulitis, so we immediately took him to an urgent care clinic in new port richey. we spent two and a half hours there. elias had skipped his nap that day and was therefore having absolutely none of that shit. he freaked out so badly that he nearly made himself sick. and to top it off, due to his thrashing while the doctor tried to unroof the scab so that the cut could drain, the doctor jabbed him with whatever sharp instrument she was using and gave him a SECOND cut on his foot. she glued the new cut shut and gave us a prescription for stronger antibiotics (and two lollipops).
the best part is that medicaid dropped elias in april and our new insurance plan doesn’t begin until august 1st. so, at this point, we’ve spent around $350 on all of this.
ALSO, despite the fact that we took misha to the vet less than 24 hours after bringing him home and were told that he had no parasites, he suddenly has fucking worms. that was another $150 (plus the guilt of keeping him quarantined out in the den. he’s extremely attached to me).
AND, our washing machine decided on friday that the usual amount of water was insufficient and flooded our laundry room and den. we called the landlord and left him a message. he texted us a couple hours later and said “sounds like it’s time for a new washing machine” with literally no other information. an hour and a half ago he let himself into the house and scared the shit out of me. i’m in my pajamas and elias wasn’t wearing pants (kid hates pants). he did nothing productive and wiped his work boots on my living room rug.
what’s new with you guys?