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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

So Sorry!

Hi everyone, wow this must be the longest time I have ever been away from this blog since I started it! I just wanted to apologize for my absence and say that I will slowly be getting it back up and running strong again. I have been ill the last few weeks with my gastric ulcer. I have daily moderate to sever pain and many times can not keep food down. Because of this my energy level is challenged and my short term memory is fuzzy. I feel my throat swelling which will mean yet another procedure where they will stretch my Esophagus, oh boy. On a positive note (because there has to be one) I am down 12 lbs the last 2 weeks, that added on to the almost 20 lb loss last Nov-Dec when it flared up...I'm almost back to my weight before I had C, which I never thought would happen..WAHOO!

We had to take M to the ER very early this am. She woke screaming in pain and her whole right side from her mid line over to her ribs and from her from her collar bone to her public bone (just on her right side) was covered with a red rash and irregular large bumps. My first thought was hives. Hubby thought spider bites (but then again he thinks every bump is a spider bite).

Lucky for us the childrens ER was dead. Not a patient in sight so we got in immediately..score! Anyways long story short they thought first maybe it was Shingles because she had her chicken pox vaccine 2 weeks ago, but then after another consult they decided it may be a viral infection and the hives are a result. So we just have to watch it and go from there. A good note from today's events is that I ran into my girlfriend Eva who now works the ER. We used to work together at UCSD Hosptial. She had left and moved to New York while I was preggers with C but we always kept in touch. Now we are both back in CA and I can't wait to get together outside of the ER!

Anyone seen anything like this before?





So with all that being said, I have a few reviews & giveaways I will be posting shortly for Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes, SIRJJ Organics and Dilmah Tea so keep a look out for those. Plus the awesome Dolphin Doodles Giveaway ends tomorrow so if you haven't entered for the $75.00 Gift Cert enter now!





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16 comments:

Kimberly Kihega said...

Sorry to hear. I hope you all get well and stay well. Best wishes!

Gretchen said...

Oh, my daughter did that once several years ago, only it was mostly her back, side, and face that were covered. It started out as some hives and spread within about 10 minutes to one giant puffy, flat red hive that itched like crazy and covered half her body. I freaked out and took her to the ped who had no explanation and loaded her up on anti-histamines. She was fine, albeit loopy from the meds, and none the worse for wear by the next day. Hopefully you guys will have the same experience and she will get healthy super quick!

Mama Mel said...

My niece is having a similar problem right now. I don't know if she's in any pain, but just itchy, with big welts like this. Her doc also said it was viral. She also had a low-grade fever for a day and a half, and now has a little cold (and had to miss her 2nd day of Kindergarten). Poor girls! I hope your daughter feels better soon!

monica said...

I hope she feels better soon, that looks like it would hurt. I am sorry. Good thing about running into your friend! I hope youfeel better also, but yay on the weight loss - just not the way you would hope!

Alicia said...

oh no!! i hope she's feeling better!! that rash is intense! and man, yay on the weight loss, but i hope you feel better too! that's rough!

Mama King said...

Oh my! When it rains it pours! I am sorry you are feeling so poorly. Hoping you and your little one feel better with each new day!

Capital Mom said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you both feel better soon.

Mommy24cs said...

Omgosh how strange! We had Chandler at the ER tonight and he was diagnosed with Shingles! He has blisters all over his face. Here's hoping our young'uns get better quickly :)

Mommyof2girlz said...

Thank you everyone for your responses. It's weird to hear the same thing is happening to other kids outside of my State, almost like an epidemic of sorts. Mommy24cs I am so sorry to hear the your DS does have Shingles, poor babe, hope he feels better soon!

Jodieth said...

That looks so similar to what my daughter had in the summer from going to camp. It was all over her chest and stomach. Some of it was bleeding. The doctor gave us a steroid cream to put on it and it eventually went away.
I think it was due in part to swimming in ponds and them not letter the girls take their swimsuits off to shower. She never went back.
Good luck to your daughter. We are in AR.

Veronica Lee said...

I'm so happy you're back. I missed you! I hope you both feel better soon.

carma said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well :-( Wow, that's quite a rash...I'd say hives but then you would think she would be itchy but not in pain. Very scary. I hope you get some answers.

MoziEsmé said...

Oh that looks painful!

Ness said...

poor girl! I hope that is goes away quickly!

Jess said...

My middle daughter broke out in hives like this (just in time for her first birthday too) from an antiboitic she was put on for ear infections.

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

That looks like something my friends son had last month and it was some sort of virus. It was a smaller patch and on his back. It hung out for a week and then was gone.

What are all these stange viruses going around? I see you used to work in a hospital. Have you consistently given your children a flu shot and what do you think of the swine flu shot? Would you give it to your kids?

Sorry for all the questions Im just trying to figure out what to do this year and we live in the same county.

Lucy

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