Monday, August 18, 2008

Another reaction . . .

Well, Isaiah had another reaction last night. I have no idea what caused it, apart from the speculation of a spot on his side - his pediatrician said that it could be UP (urticaria pigmentosa), but it's a little dark, but it's still possible. Last night, before the reaction, I was looking at the spot and accidentally scratched it. I didn't think too much about it, because I didn't know what the spot was. I was trying to get him ready for bed when I started notice that Isaiah was acting a little funny - he got really clingy and fussy, and then started gagging. He was also speaking funny.

A few minutes later (as I was trying to keep him awake to figure out what was going on), he vomited and I noticed swelling lips. Needless to say, I grabbed him and we went straight to the ER. We were taken straight back, and as soon as we started to "settle in the room", Isaiah's reaction got worse. He was covered with tiny hives (along with tiny purple spots), flushed (everywhere), breathing funny, and vomiting even more. On top of that, he was in a lot of pain - a lot. So much so that he was holding on tightly to me while trying to climb. I can recall one event in particular where I was in so much pain that I wanted to run, but couldn't move either. He was having an anaphylactic reaction.

The doctors gave him an IV with a bunch of meds, and observed him for a while. After several hours, the doctor sent us home - Isaiah would be much more comfortable there, and we also have that storm/hurricane coming so they wanted us to be at home and see the PCP this morning. The spot was pointed out last night, but nothing was really said about it until this morning when Isaiah went to see the pediatrician for a follow-up. That's when I pointed it out to the doctor, and she suggested that it might be UP - but she didn't want to touch it because of Isaiah's reaction last night.

So, that's where we are. We will have to wait until the 4th (for All Children's) to know more about what's going on.

I have no doubt that God was in control last night - things could have been worse. I also have no doubt that satan was using this to cast doubt on what God has called us to do. I have no trouble telling you that I am not swayed by this, but I am more determined than ever to continue fighting this good fight. I know the One who has the victory, and regardless of what may happen along the way, God is in control and I will lift my hands to praise Him. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Please continue to keep Isaiah in your prayers.

Love you guys & God's blessings on you and your families,

1 comment:

Carla said...

I am so sorry you went through that but am so glad you are home. Hopefully he is better today.

Have you ever used an epi pen on him or do you take him to the hospital without doing that? I dont know how often this happens to him, but we use an IV at home to prevent them, and to treat them--so we dont have to go to the hospital. It is a lot better getting to stay home.

I hope you get somewhere with his appts coming up.

Take Care,