Friday, November 5, 2010

Life Resumes - Thank Goodness!

This has been one of the hardest weeks ever. It all started on Saturday of last week. We were getting ready to go to a Halloween party and I noticed that my 4 year old had what appeared to be the chicken pox. I wasn't entirely convinced so I called her doctor who knew she was on an antibiotic for an ear infection. She said that she had an Amoxicillin rash and that she'd be fine. She partied like a rockstar in her costume and was carried in to bed. By morning the rash had spread from head to toe and it was covering virtually every inch of her. The doctor still thought it was related to the antibiotic. By Monday morning her lips, eyes, hands and feet were purple and swollen so I rushed her back to her doctors office. Once the doctor saw her she told me to take her directly to Stanford and that she'd call to let them know that we were on the way. At that point I knew it was serious and I called my Dad {who was closer than my husband} to go with us. I literally put my purse on my shoulder, pulled the t-shirt over my daughters head and got a map from the doctor when my Dad walked in. One of these days I'll have to investigate exactly how he manages to appear out of nowhere when I know good and well there wasn't enough time to get to me that fast.

To speed up the story she had Erythema Multiforme, a skin disorder that is unexplained. They told us that it was harmless unless it spread to the blood vessels in her eyes {Stevens-Johnsons}. We prayed every 5 minutes for the two days following and checked them hundreds of times. Yesterday she woke up with only one small red dot on her cheek. We're so happy to have her well again, there's just nothing like being able to throw worry out the window.

5 comments:

Maryl said...

Hi Lisa, I'm so glad your daughter is okay...you must of had quite a scare! Your dad must be your guardian angel. I hope next week is a lot better for you!

T's Daily Treasures said...

So glad to hear your daughter is okay. It's so awful when you don't know why something like that is happening and have to wait for the doctors to figure it out. Right now my 12 year old is covered in welts. He is extremely allergic to mosquitos. :/ Have a healhty, happy weekend. :) Tammy

CarrieEllen ArtStudio said...

Oh so cute! Love it!

Cassie said...

Oh my Lisa, what an ordeal!
What would a girl do without her good ol' dad, hu? :)
I'm so very relieved all is coming to a peaceful calm in your home again. Your family is in my prayers.
Hugs,
Cassie

Meri Wiley said...

Oh Lisa,

I'm so happy your daughter is going to be okay. I hate those feelings when your children are sick......you feel so helpless, and feel like screaming. That was a very scary situation, but thank goodness it's done. I pray things are looking up for you all now.

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God Bless,
Meri