As I wrote on Friday, she started running a fever of around 102 degrees and the high temps stuck around the whole weekend - though it came down to normal with the help of Tylenol, it would still climb back up each time the medicine wore off.
I spoke with her doctor's office this morning, and when I told them what her last two temps had been, they ordered us to the hospital. It was at this same time that I was calling Dr. Conlon's office (her dermatologist) because her skin was rapidly worsening.
On Saturday, we had noticed during her bath that Brenna's skin seemed a lot more "fragile," for lack of a better word. Typically, we can scrub her scales pretty vigorously, but with just a gentle scrubbing, we both opened up different spots on her skin that began bleeding.
Yesterday, her skin began to look a little raw, especially around the diaper area. Then by early this morning, there were little open wounds that had just appeared overnight on her face, on her head, on her torso. By the time we were admitted to the hospital, quite honestly it looked like her stomach and back had whip marks.
We are currently waiting on results of a blood culture and skin culture...but after examination from Dr. Conlon, he strongly suspects Brenna has a staph infection. And that worries the heck out of me.
Thankfully, antibiotic medication was started right away, and we're also using a topical antibiotic on her skin. I am PRAYING that we caught it early and that it hasn't spread to her blood at this point.
My little angel has been through so much already. I am asking for prayers that she keeps showing us her fighting spirit.