Dante has had a bad cold since last Monday, but when he woke up Friday morning with his right arm bright red I knew we were not dealing with just a cold anymore. After a brief stay in the Emergency Room, Dante was admitted to the hospital with cellulitis from a Strep infection, and is still there today. If all goes well, he will be able to return home tomorrow. As bad as it looks in the photo below, that is actually much better than Friday when it was at its worst.
Not only is today Kimberly's first Christmas, it is the first Christmas we have not all been together as a family. Jamie and I have been switching off staying with Dante in his hospital room. Jamie was here with the kids for opening gifts this morning, then he and several of the kids brought gifts into the hospital for Dante and I. Thankfully Dante's pain level has been going down as his IV antibiotics are taking effect, and we had a pleasant visit.
Tomorrow I will go back to join Jamie at the hospital, hopefully to bring our Dante home.
God is good!