The Journey | Beginning
Good Friday, I picked Dempsey up from preschool. He was happy. Before we got home he was crying because of ear pain.
I called and got a same day appointment with his pediatrician.
He was given a prescription for amoxicilin to address and ear infection.
One week later the fevers had not stopped, the ear pain hadn't diminished, he was not improving.
March 31st I took him back to his pediatrician because we needed a stronger antibiotic. We were given a prescription for Cefdinir.
Gave him his first dose that night. A slight rash on his stomach Friday morning. Didn't think much of it. Gave him a second dose Friday night. Saturday the rash was over 3/4 of his body. Discontinued Cefdinir on recommendation of after hours nurse.
Sunday (today) decided to go to urgent care for a different antibiotic.
Due to the swelling of Dempsey's left part of his neck, we were sent to the ER for a CT scan to rule out mastoiditis.
The ER ran MANY blood tests and the pediatric doctor here did a thorough (and painful) check of Dempsey's lymph nodes- which were all swollen.
Hours and hours of medical attention and waiting...
Some tests started coming back. Not good news.
They showed his platelet hemoglobin levels are dangerously low. So, now we need a specialist. It looks like CHOC is where we will be going.
My baby needs a transfusion. I cannot even believe this is his reality right now. :-(
The spectrum of possible causes for his current condition is vast. It ranges from a strong virus to a number of cancers. Trying so hard not to worry but it's hard! My baby is very sick.
It is awful for Jake and I to sit here and watching our baby look so pitiful and on the potential brink of greater illness.
We've been told he will probably need a bone marrow biopsy and a lymph node biopsy from near his left tonsil.
Please pray for our baby!! Humans are so limited in understanding and ability but God is not!! It is our hope to be real, honest, and glorify God through all of this.
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