Lily has a staph infection in her neck. I noticed it one evening when I was changing her and it was a red bulge. I asked the nurses to look at it and they said they'd have the doc look at it in the morning. (there was a neonatologist on duty, but they wanted Lily's regular doc to look at it since he knows her so well).
So anyway the doc looked at it, then an hour later when he went to take care of it (lance it to drain the fluid) he noticed it was even bigger and redder. He lanced it, and now she is on two IV anti-biotics. He said she will be fine, but I am still worried.
Is this common in the NICU? He said it is not. I hope she does not take a turn for the worst.