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Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 11:31pm
mattchrismom's picture
Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

My heart is with you, My DS is also very low in weight and height we just finished a round of tests so far no word so thats good I hope for the same for you.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 12:24am
McMelon's picture
Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

Hi there. My heart goes out to you and you family. Its hard to always be the one pulling the load. I think as mothers we tend to do most of the pulling. And when mom is down the ship starts to go under. That's how it is here. We always rise back to the surface again eventually. I hear you have a great sence of humor. so I'll offer a stroy that had me rolling after the fact.
After allergy shots and 15mo well baby check, we were getting script for more epis filled. It was late and all 3 kids were being nasty. I was really begining to get embarassing. I have my extremyly tall 6yo (looks 10) in the back of the cart and tall 4 yo in front and tring to steer while holding thrashing screeching baby over my shoulder. I would have given up if not for needing the epi's. Kaitlin begins complaining of itchy bumps on chin. Give her a chewable benedryl and procede to bread isle with the screeming bunc of hellions while still waiting for script. Now our family of chos is in line. The cashier begins to make what I believe I overheard were snide remarks about working mothers who drag their poor tired children out to the store, ect. What a hoot I am a sahm just trying to get life saving medicine that my kid apparently needs at this moment. Kaitlin begins to go from bad to worse suddenly(says she has diareha and her speech has started to get very thick, she is itching nose and eyes!) I yell to the cashier " hey, my child is having a possible life threatening allergy attck and I need to pay for this medicine now. Can you check me out or should I go some where else?" she snaps, "What do you want me to do about it! Hurmph snort" what a B***H!. An angel overhears her and directs us to another register. He says I am an EMT let me take a look. I am shaking so badly I can not sign the reciept. He sees the hives beginging all over her arms too. He ofers to help with the epi. I decide that if we can get to allergists they can decide what to do. she is still breathing alright. So I begin pushing the shopping cart with the 2 kids in it back to the truck with epis in hand carrying the thrashing baby. We call the allergist and they say to come right over. They are very close by. Driving over I am now thinking , ok people get out of my way!! I have 5 epi pens with in reach and I am not afraid to use them. Don't mess with me. Kids, if your having trouble, stick a leg up in the front of the truck and we'll fix you right up. Epi pen anyone? By the time we get into the office the benedryl seems to have helped. Thank God she is ok., n. Sometimes I just have to find the humor in all of this insanity or I think I might loose it. Sarah, I hope you are feeling better. You guys are in our prayers. Melody

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 1:04am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just wondering how you're feeling today, Sarah? Hope you aren't as despairing. Thinking of you.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 2:34am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

cayleysmom, william did try to send a e-mail,but it hasnt worked for some reason.
will post here later and e-mail you again.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 2:34am
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Keeping you in my prayers, Sarah.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 2:36am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

We are all wishing for the best Sarah - hope you are all doing okay today *hugs*

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 3:00am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

Sarah - I was so sad to read your post. You have such a gift for putting your thoughts and emotions in words that I got very emotional reading it. I went upstairs to fix myself a cup of tea to comfort [b]myself[/b]! I looked for my proper Ty-phoo English tea to sip in your honor but couldn't find it - settled for chamomile which always reminds me of Peter Rabbit so it's the closest I could come to Great Britain. My heart aches for you and William - I will trust that he is about to turn the corner and become strong and healthy.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 3:32am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Glad to hear you're trying to get in touch, Sarah. Right now I'm listening to voices in the kitchen "How many colours in a rainbow, Mommy?", "Can I make the kitty purple?" and "HANNAH!! William does NOT want slobber on his picture! MOMMEEEEEE!!". It's a regular riot - can't wait to send it. Take care. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 4:31am
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

Sarah- I wish I could brighten your day the way your posts always brighten mine. Hang in there. Big hugs to you and William.
Thinking of you!
mae [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 8:41am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

THANK YOU for all your wonderful posts,
we are going down the usual path with william at times like these.
lots of star charts to encourage him to eat, and , rather against my better judgement , the doc has told me to fill him up with any high fat snacks he will eat.
|Sadly , as soon as Will realises that he can have a kit kat rather than a sandwich he will hang out (as he is quite used to being hungry and can ignore it for quite some time) for the unhealthy option.
We have also been advised to add extra dairy products to his diet, which again I will do on the short term, but hate the idea of flooding an allergic child with a common food.
As for me, well my n2 son has been off school with a stomach upset and this evening , the youngest has pebble dashed the carpet.
I stink of disinfectant, the sofa is damp, as is the floor, I am really tired and find the idea of spending time coaxing a child to eat almost impossible.
William has eaten a little more today, however when I took him swimming, I noticed that his swimming trunks do not stay up very well. So have some way to go to get him to gain the weight he seems to have lost suddenly.
Like all children with eczema he does not have the ablity to control his temperature very well and takes a while to warm up after lessons. Off course instant calories are needed before i get him home. As he soon gets almost behond hunger and no longer wants to eat. (if only I was like that in some small way and then I would be nice and slim!)
once again , thanks for the support, i REALLY,REALLY needed it.


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