Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blake's Health Update 2010/05/11

We're home.... again. Hoping we can actually be home longer than 14 hours this time. hahaha.

Blake was released from Kingston Hospital this afternoon. The pain in the knees, ankles, shins, calves, elbows, shoulders, and upper arms has disappeared. He is not on any pain killers right now.

At this point the Doctors believe he suffered from a viral infection. For those of you who are like me and haven't got a clue about things like this, let me enlighten you with what they told ME.... A bacterial infection is an infection caused by a bacteria (duhhh..... I kinda figured that) and is one that is treated with an antibiotic. A viral infection would be an infection, somewhat like a cold for example, that would simply just need to "run it's course". It obviously does not get treated with an antibiotic.

My sister, Wannett, reminded me of a time when her eldest son, Bruce, had a viral infection in his leg. He was in excrutiating pain and couldn't walk. Doctors said to let it run it's course, and within a day or so, things got back to normal.

Now, I have been told by another "Crohny" that you can, in fact, get terrible pain in your joints which is a symptom of Crohn's Disease. For some reason, the doctors did not think this was the case; however, we are meeting with Dr. Depew on Wednesday afternoon and I will be posing that very question to him. The rheumatologist, Dr. Towheed, thankfully does not believe that we are dealing with an arthritic situation.

Blake is tired tonight, but certainly doing much better.

"I", on the other hand, am not doing as well. At one point, I had a minor meltdown. I think I can keep it all together in the hospital for Blake's sake; but when I get home, one little thing can set me off and I have a little blatting session, then I'm fine. I was a little "annoyed", to say the least, with my hubby for his misleading me into thinking he had taken care of most household chores. I don't expect Jon to do any chores; however, he had Facebooked everyone telling them alllllll that he was accomplishing. I guess I fooled myself into thinking he was being truthful, and when I arrived home and saw that it was NOT true, I felt a little..... OK, A LOT..... disappointed.... thus, the meltdown.

I'm afraid a foot rub ain't gonna fix THIS one! ;o)

Anyways, I will get my butt in gear tomorrow and tidy this place up. Right now, the fatigue is starting to set in and I really should get to bed. I haven't had a full night's sleep in my bed since May 2nd, so I hope to rest well tonight.

I hope to have some exciting news tomorrow after speaking with the Specialist. Please pray for us that all goes well. I sent the words of a song to a friend the other day who was experiencing a rough time. I think they apply to this situation as well.

Through it all, through it all
I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God....
Through it all, through it all
I've learned to depend upon His Word.

And since He promises to always be with us, through it all, what worries should I have? That's right. None.

So off to bed I go, knowing that the Lord is still awake and quite on duty!

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