Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Almost made it . . .

We almost made it through January without an episode of anaphylaxis. Almost.

Isaiah had another episode of anaphylaxis on Sunday night after a weekend (that started 3 am on Friday) of mini reactions. This time, Isaiah did not throw up - completely unusal for him. He also broke out in hives (again, not too common) along with blisters. Anyway, Isaiah began having breathing difficulties and swelling, so we called 911 and administered an Epi along with a bunch of Benadryl.

I think all the meds sort of kicked in by the time the ambulance arrived, because the once lethargic child began to talk . . . slowly, and slurred, but he was talking. =0) By the time we got to the hospital, Isaiah was bouncing off the walls! =0) Epi + a ton of antihistamines = tons of energy. =0)

So, what caused the reaction? No idea. The only thing that we (the doctors and . . . us) could figure out was that Isaiah's body decided that it waited too long for a major reaction and that he had a high fever on Friday. Considering that, this episode could have been worse than it really was.

Isaiah is doing well - he only has the dark circles and a very stuffy nose from the reaction (the docs have been considering changing his Nasonex because it hasn't been working all that well for him).

Oh, yeah - the ER physician also ordered a tryptase (a test that measures while we were there (we had a prescription for one from our doctor at All Children's), something that the hospital said they would not do . . . we'll get the results by next week. =0)

Things have been crazy here for us, but it's comforting to know that God is right there with us. When we had gotten back from the last appointment at All Children's (at the Rothman Center), this Scripture popped up on my desktop: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance" (James 1.2-3). Gotta love the Bible Verse of the Day app. =0) Smith Wigglesworth also said that "Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials."

While that doesn't seem all that comforting in the midst of turmoil, there is one thing that remains stable - God is there with you. He has never left us. Whatever trial we go through, God is there with us - walking beside us or carrying us through it. It's never pleasant to go through anything painful. However, on the other side of that pain lies joy and blessings . . . which can even be found even amidst the pain if you know where to look. Isn't God wonderful?

Anyway, those are just the ramblings of a very sleepy mommy.

Isaiah also has yet another appointment in St. Pete next week . . . this time with the allergist. Sometimes, I wonder if maybe we should just live there! ;0) Really, just kidding, but it does make you think. =0)

1 comment:

stitching under oaks said...

sounds like wise ramblings to me sleepy mom! take care of yourself..and that sweet boy...you're both in GOOD HANDS.