Thursday, January 15, 2009

Of course....







On Tuesday my daughter comes home from school covered in a red rash all over her legs. I freak out and rush her to her doctor. Turns out she has an ear infection and HSP. It has this long name I never remember but it is a form of vasculitis. the capillaries in her legs are swelling and hemorrhaging. That isn't even the bad part. It can also effect her kidneys and intestines. It causes High blood pressure and arthritis in the hips knees and ankles. Right now her ankles are swollen and hurting along with the rash. So far though that has been the worst of her symptoms. Her kidneys have been fine. Then she had blood drawn yesterday and broke out in hives. So back to the doctor we go. I can't take much more, not to mention my wallet with the doctors visits. So she is home this week and hopefully will be back to school on Monday, well Tuesday, they have Monday off.

2 comments:

Dragon's Dolphin said...

OMG the poor thing. An ear infection is bad enough to deal with and then to have all this other on top of it? I remember the nights staying up with the screaming and moaning--"Momma, my ear hurts!!!" I don't know who has it worse, you or her? My prayers and thoughts are with you both. Keep us updated on DD!
Shelly

Dawn said...

I hope she's feeling better-that's scary. I'm thinking of you both.