Some of you will read this and go WTF? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just move along.
For those who know Tracy (aka @TheFuzzball on Twitter), you may or may not know she has been in the hospital since Sunday night suffering from a very serious ear infection that spread into the soft tissue of her face (more on that here from Torrie).
When she went to the ER, the doctors were VERY concerned that the infection could spread even further and the proximity of your brain to your ear makes this a very serious situation.
On Monday, the combination of anti-biotics being used wasn’t really doing the job, so they went to a very powerful “last resort” medication that caused a reaction and gave Tracy hives. At this point, the infection had also spread to her lymph nodes. Doctors told her that if she had let this infection go any further, she probably would not have survived.
Fortunately, she appears to have been in very good hands at the hospital and since Monday. She had a pretty rough day yesterday and the experiences has been pretty scary for her, but she sounded very good on the phone today when I spoke with her.
Her mom and her sister, Lindsay, have been with her most of the time and she is going home tomorrow outfitted with a port where she can take IV anti-biotics for a while longer to make sure the infection doesn’t return.
Needless to say, she is very happy with all the well-wishes. I read off the list of people who had sent her kind words on Twitter and she seemed really happy about that. She also was very thankful for those who have sent things to her at the hospital, but you probably shouldn’t send anything else up there if you were planning on it since she is going home tomorrow.
She’ll probably be down for a little while, but I have no doubt she’ll be back to her usual, hilarious self in no time.