Thursday, July 1, 2010

Update on NOAH!

It's been awhile since I've given an update...so here it is. A few weeks ago, Noah woke up with a 104 degree fever and a large puffy lump on his face. We took him to the ER and they thought perhaps it was an abcessed tooth. We treated him with antibiotics and the fever and swelling went away. That week while he was on antibiotics he felt GREAT. (Had energy, overall swelling went down, etc.) BTW: We(Dr. Bhonsack and me) don't think he actually had an abcessed tooth. Not really sure what it was.

Anyway, last week we had labs re-drawn to check sed rate and crp (which had been going back up since stopping steriods). They are both back to normal. AWESOME.

We also re-checked the labs for Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Remember this is the "soft" diagnosis they gave him but had to recheck later and have a positive result to confirm diagnosis. Well, guess what ... the results were NEGATIVE. So the originally "soft" diagnosis for this is now more like "ooozy goozy runny - not really likely at all" diagnosis. Big suprise! ;)

So, this weeks labs were MOSTLY normal. However, his White Blood Cell count this week is low. (WBC:3.0, should be between 5-10ish) What does this mean, you ask? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE !$#^@!&^#%$ THAT MEANS. NOBODY DOES! We just have to keep waiting and seeing. :(

So how is Noah feeling... Sometimes he seems okay. But alot of the time lately he seems VERY TIRED, DECREASED APPETITE, AND HE LOOKS LIKE THE ANEMIA MIGHT BE COMING BACK (PALE SKIN AND LIPS).

I talked to his doctor a couple days ago and we are going to move up the next ultrasound to look at the clot again. So that will most likely be next Tuesday.

So, How am I doing, you ask?
I am very very close to completely LOSING IT! Maybe it's because of the "Noah" thing, OR the not working anymore thing, OR maybe it's my marriage, OR could it be the NO money and lots of bills thing, OR maybe my current "lack of faith" thing. I'm not sure, I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Whatever it is, just know that asking me how I'm doing, may open up a BIG 'OLE can of gummy worms that you just were not expecting. So proceed with caution. :)

8 comments:

SBZabriskie said...

I'm sorry that you are going through all of this. I will be praying for you and your sweet family! Remember-this too shall pass!

Skeet said...

Thanks Becky, I WILL remember that. It always passes.

A snippet from the Vincents said...

Well, wander on over and vent any time!

Stephen said...

Hey how's it going?.............................just kidding....sorry! I hope things look up soon.

jamigibb said...

I'm counting the days till the 19th! Get your butt up here, a little break is what you need. I love you, MWAA!

Anonymous said...

I bet it's the marriage. I have met your husband an although he is very attractive, funny, makes great money, and a spiritual giant, nobody can be that perfect and so I'll bet it is him that is the cause of your horrible life. I'll be praying for you, puttinfg your name in the temple, and creating a Match.com profile for you. Good luck.

Jen and Chris said...

I was hoping that since you hadn't updated about Noah in a while things must me going well :( I will pray for him and your family. Did you get the US report back yet?

Skeet said...

Leah, thanks....I will.

Steve, haha, you are sooo funny, almost as funny as your anonymous brother.

Jami, 9 DAYS!!!!! I hope they let me over the border with all the shoes.

Anonymous, you are sooo right about my hub, especially the "funny" part, but you left out "HUMBLE".

Jen, Glad to hear from you. We actually didn't end up taking Noah in on Tuesday. It will for sure be this coming tuesday. I'll post an update when we find out how the clot looks.

LY, Lynita