Abracadabra...Hocus Pocus....

To freak or not to freak...that is the question.  Who knew the craziness of no immune system would happen so soon? 

The day we leave Seattle, Shelbie gets Pink Eye!  While on the highway driving to my parents, I could tell it was going to be a bad one so I called to our clinic at home to see if one of the docs could just call something in that I could pick up at a Walgreens by my parents' house.  They are awesome...and they did.  We started it right away.

Yesterday, the infection looked to be headed out of control and I was getting pretty worried.  It had spread to both eyes and they were nearly swollen shut with infection and inflammation.  I have never seen a case of pink eye this bad and we use to deal with it alot when the kids were younger. It was getting worse despite the heavy dose of antibiotics Seattle put her on and the antibiotic drops we had already started so, I decided to freak and I took her into an Urgent Care here in Northern Idaho.  Mind you, I was only freaking out under the surface...Appear Calm and Carry on was my mantra!

The doctor and nurse were super nice.  It was pretty overwhelming to have to go through her latest medical history though.  The doctor was an older man in his mid to late 60's and he put his arm around Shelbie's shoulders and said, "I am so sorry young lady!  What a horrible road you have to travel...I am just so sorry!"  He almost made me cry...so sweet!

He added some steroid drops and more antibiotics along with decongestants and antihistamines.  I am still pretty nervous and I can clearly see that this is just the beginning of the potential problems that may come. 

I usually take the 'wait and see' approach when my kids get sick.  I don't generally run them to the doctor at the first sign of a sniffle or low grade fever but now, all that changes.  At what point do I panic, how do I know the best way to treat an infection when it comes, what if I don't notice a problem brewing soon enough and it gets out of hand?  I guess for the next little while, we will be at the doctors alot, at least until we come to grips with having no immune system and life settles down...Crazy...this really does feel crazy!! 

What's worse...I have misplaced my magic wand to make this all better...Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, We Need Lymphocytes to Focus!!!


  1. I think you have the right to freak for anything that happens to them, whether it be for a small fever, or something more. Not just because they each have their own medical concerns, but because your a mother. That's what we're supposed to do. =) (atleast I do anyway)


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