Wednesday, September 23, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours

This week has been kinda crazy. It started on Sunday night with Matthew having a fever. We were hoping he wasn't getting sick but of course he did. I took him to the doctor yesterday and he was diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. I was really surprised that he had it again because I had heard that once a child gets it, they cannot get it again. I asked the doctor about it and she said that there's always a different strand going around so that's probably why he got it again. The kicker? There's nothing they can give to him to help make him better. It has to run it's course so we've had a couple of rough nights around here. He has sores in his mouth that are really bothering him and every time he swallows, it hurts. He is acting better today so I'm hoping that it's finally clearing up. He hasn't been to daycare yet this week. I'm hoping he'll be able to go back on Friday.

The other event going on in our house is that I've been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure. When I visited my primary OB last month, she had some blood work done which came back with not so good results so she sent me to the fertility specialist. So yesterday he informed me that my ovaries have stopped functioning and I have a very slim chance of getting pregnant again. Talk about a low blow. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. How is this fair? First we lose our son and now I probably can't have anymore babies? It's so hard to comprehend this. It just doesn't make any sense. They don't have a reason for why this has happened. I have to get more blood work done (oh joy!) to find out the cause. This is something that cannot be fixed but they can at least find out the cause of it. Either way it sucks and it's very devastating to say the least. But at the same time I'm trying to keep a positive outlook about it. There is still a slim chance that I can get pregnant so I'm holding out hope but at the same time I don't want to drive myself crazy every month. It's going to a constant battle to remain calm and collected about the whole matter. Why does it have to be this difficult? I envy the people that don't have any problems, they don't know how lucky they really are.


Mackenzie's Mommy said...

Oh my goodness...I am so sorry. I imagine that must be devastating and I will be praying for you. I know how I might feel in your shoes and it makes my heart ache for you. I'm glad that there is a slim chance though...that's better than nothing at all.

Tamara said...

(( HUGS )) .. I want you to know that I'm thinking of and praying for you. I know it's hard to see the "good" right now but stay focused and positive. I'm here for you if you EVER need ANYTHING. I love you.

BTW, this song is gorgeous! I've never read a blog and had a song start playing so it sort of shocked me (I generally read at work where I have no speakers). It's a beautiful song, I am sitting here crying. What's the artist/title info?

Holly said...

I'm so sorry that you've been diagnosed with this. It's so unfair. Can they do an egg retrieval or anything like that? They don't have any medicine for this? I wish they could do something!!! I'm praying that you are still able to get pregnant. I pray that you can beat the odds!