Friday, 18 September 2009

Teenagers

I don't normally post about my family and what's happening but I had to share this with you, especially Mum's of young teens.
My DS, whose nearly 13 has been wearing long trousers through winter and hadn't told me about a sore on his leg, well after catching a glimpse I asked him about it and he didn't know how he got it, it looked like a graze and we thought nothing more of it.
Fast forward a week later and the sore had become a festering mess and not only that he had the same on his other leg too, he hadn't told me it was changing. A trip to our local doctor and a swab test soon revealled it was Golden Staph, big problem is it's gone rampant and is now affecting other areas and it's now moved to his face, arms and torso. His face has copped it pretty badly. He's now on his second round of antibiotics and creams and I'm hoping he can stop it from spreading and getting any worse. His only dissappointment is that he's on school holidays and has been quarantined to the house. School goes back on Monday and it's unlikely he'll be going for at least another week.
Here's a pic of his face, I won't show you his legs, they're not very pleasant!

So to all those Mum's of young teens, make sure you get your kids to tell you about any sores on their bodies and keep an eye on them, they can turn quickly into something much worse!

33 comments:

Jackie said...

That looks quite uncomfortable for your son! I hope he recovers quickly, it sounds quite serious.

Jodie said...

Oh the poor thing ! It looks so itchy !!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Jo

Poor kid, that looks so uncomfortable. I think boys in particular just don't know what to do about 'stuff'. (Sorry, I'm not more articulate today!)

I hope he gets better soon... underneath that sore rash is a very handsome young man!

Hugs! Vikki xx

Kerri said...

Oh Jo. Your poor boy. Not nice for him as well as you. It looks so sore. Hope he is feeling better soon.

Lizzie said...

Oh my gosh Jo, they just think they are invicible don't they, too cool, too tough. If you didn't want to hug 'em you'd want to slap 'em. Hope he's feeling better very soon.
Lizzie
XXX

Deb said...

Jo, your poor son. It does look nasty doesn't it. Staph spreads so easily and at 13 its an important time for the "looks" to look good isn't it?? Thank goodness you got onto it.

Dena said...

How fortunate for your son that you happened to catch a glimpse of his leg as it could have been worse. I hope the rash clears soon. I'm sure it's not very comfortable for him.

rachelmp said...

Oh, your poor son. I hope he feels better soon, especially after a week off school!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Jo,
Oh, I hope he gets better soon, thoughts and prayers sent for him.
I'm so glad I got to see a picture of your Mum. Tell her Happy Birthday for me.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Marita said...

Hi Jo, hope it clears for him soon. I had it on my leg a couple of years ago, and it seemed to spread overnight. He might not have realised what it was, BTW it doesn't scar, poor thing, hope it clears soon.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh the poor kid ! I hope he recovers very quickly .

teresa said...

Hi Jo, my heart goes out to you and your son. I hope he gets over this quickly and realises he isn't invincible, and that we mums need to know what is going on with them. Life is too important. Best wishes to you all xx

Sarah said...

OMG Jo! How terrible! I do hope he is feeling better VERY soon!
x Sarah

Tozz said...

Heck...poor love...I hope it clears up real soon. Cant be too careful these days with sores and things like that. Nasty nasty. Give him a gentle hug from me :)
hugs
Vicki

Stina said...

Oh no... I sure hope it have started to go down... hope the antibiotics bite this time!!!! Phheew.. give him a hug and hang in there!!! Sending weel wishes from Sweden!!!

trashalou said...

Aaaak! Oh Jo poor you. Yes yes, very sad about your boy but it will heal and not scar and he will remember it as a good war story to tell over the years (honestly, he will end up having 'wrestled bears during his quarantine') but you? You get a teenage boy who is getting better by the day quarantined in your house DURING the holidays and have to keep you both sane without murder or bodily injurytaking place. Am sending wine and chocolate ;-)

Julie said...

Good advice Jo. I hope it it gets better soon. Looks nasty. Any idea where he got it from in the first place?

Country Nanny said...

Oh Joe, I'm so sorry.
Hope he feels better soon.
A big hug.
Elisa

Fiona said...

Oh gosh that looks bad Jo - I hope the lotions and potions improve things. XXXXX

Annie said...

That's terrible . . . thanks for the tip

Christine said...

Hope your boy is better soon. Bummer about the holidays!

Carin said...

Oh Jo the poor kid! My sister had a staph infection that did the same thing it took 3 or 4 rounds of antibiotics to clear it up. Be sure to be diligent about scrubbing everything so no one else gets it!

HUGS sweetie, I will be sure to pray for him.

creativity amongst chaos said...

Kids, they know just how to scare us to death don't they! My daughter did this to me as well, when I saw the red line going up her arm from staph, I freaked out and took a trip to the ER. I sure hope he gets better soon, you are in my prayers. -Cori

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Poor thing...hope he is on the mend soon!

sewkalico said...

Poor guy! Hope it gets better soon!!!

Wendy B said...

Oh Jo, I do hope that it clears up soon for your boy. I'm lucky, my nearly-15yr old son shows me 'everything', so we can get onto it straight away.....however, he doesn't 'tell' me everything (if you know what I mean!!!).

Linda said...

oh I hope he is feeling better soon poor thing it looks very sore

Stephanie said...

Oh dear...here's hoping the antibiotics take hold fast! Kids never cease to cause their parent's worries.

Noela said...

Sorry to read about your son. Hope he is now on the road to recovery. Boys....They are a worry sometimes, aren't they.

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear you DS has to go thru that... a real warning to others hey...teenagers sure can be a bit silent on things.... I'll pray it all clears up real soon poor love...looks painful...
Hugs Dawn x

Sandi said...

Oh dear! I hope he recovers soon.

kathyros said...

Hope your son is feeling a lot better now Jo.I finally worked out what I need to do to leave a message Yay, technology is my friend!!

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Kathy,
I couldn't reply to you via email but thanks for dropping by!!
Hugs
Jo in TAS