Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Important Update...PLEASE PRAY!!!!!

The doctor came in and spent a good amount of time speaking with me.  Apparently she IS an infectious disease doctor (oops!).  She's ordered a whole bunch of additional tests.  We just returned from an ultrasound, and they'll be coming in to do more blood work shortly.  SHHH...don't tell Bright Eyes...he's going to freak out. 
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They just finished the blood work, and, yep, he freaked out! 
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At the ultrasound, he needed to use the restroom.  I placed him on the floor to walk and he nearly fell over.  His legs are completely giving out on him.  He's barely able to stand at the potty without his knees and ankles buckling on him.  When we got back from getting the ultrasound there were infectious disease papers all over the door.  Apparently they'll be running another test on him tomorrow, and if it comes back positive it's extremely contagious.  So, in preparation for a positive test, we're being quarantined.  I guess it's like being treated as guilty before proven innocent.

All the tests should arrive back by tomorrow afternoon.  At that point, if everything is negative, the doctor will probably determine that he has what is called atypical Kawasaki's disease.  I'm not going into all the specifics of the disease, just google it or click here .  The treatment will be a 10 hour IVIG, which is an infusion of blood antibodies, as well as high doses of aspirin.  I'm not really ready to talk about the lasting effects of the disease, please just go to the link for that information.

We need pray warriors more than ever right now...please pray that whatever is wrong with our baby that it is something simple, treatable, and without long-term complications.

6 comments:

Anna said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I can not even imagine what you are going through.

rick said...

i'm thinking of u!! i will be praying for good news!!!! poor little guy, just heart breaking seeing his pics, will be praying hard for all of u stay strong, :(

McKt said...

Praying for your sweet boy and you. Peace that can only come through Christ.

Maggie said...

Sending you my prayers!

A Mom to Two Lil' Ones said...

Praying for your sweet little man.

A Mom to Two Lil' Ones said...

Praying for your sweet little man and your family.
- Anne H