Last night was a strange one. Though Andrew was in much less pain, his eye continued to swell. He got up a few times in the middle of the night crying about the odd sensation he was feeling in his eye. Come morning, he didn't look much better though his headaches were gone. He was running a fever again and his eye and forehead were painful with even the lightest touch. I gave him some Benadryl per the doctor's orders and nearly freaked out because of how loopy he was acting. I decided that we had to go back to urgent care right then and there. They saw us immediately and said that Andrew had periorbital cellulitis on top of the sinus infection. Andrew winced when the nurse swiped the thermometer across his forehead. The antibiotics they had first prescribed were not strong enough to fight this onset of cellulitis so they gave him a high dose shot in the rump and prescribed Cefdinir and Bactrim.
We were told that if Andrew did not show drastic improvement by the end of the evening, I would have to take him to the ER to have IV antibiotics. Not only would the pain have to go away, but the swelling had to come down some as well as his fever.
Fast forward to now--
The pain is much better.
And Andrew is able to open his eye a little bit.
He hasn't had a fever since noon.
He has not needed any pain/fever reducing meds since 11 am.
His spirits are high.
He is encouraged that he is finally on the road to recovery.