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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rash Decisions

It's been a rough few days for Jacob. His mouth pain has increased along with the morphine dosage. He sleeps most of the time, only getting up to go potty or take a shower or force down some medicine. He's had a fever of around 101-102 the past several days. His white count has stayed at 0.1 for the past two days and he received both a blood and platelet transfusion yesterday.

He has also had a painful purple/reddish rash for a few days and it continues to spread all over his body. It is painful and the worst area is on the back of his legs behind his knees, which makes walking very painful. Dermatologists and the doctors have been trying to figure out if this is a chemotherapy/drug induced rash or fluid build up in the tissues. We have a cream to put on the rash and the doctors will now begin steroids hoping to flush out any fluids that may be collecting. It's highly disturbing to see your child in such a condition and I just want this to be over with! I pray that the stem cells begin to engraph soon and heal our little boy. Please pray for the doctors to figure out what is causing this rash and fix it shortly. Thank you!

9 comments:

  1. Jacob is in my prayers... (((hugs))) Praying for wisdom & strength.

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  2. So sorry to hear Jacob is going thru yet more discomfort.:( Praying, praying, praying!!!!!

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  3. Praying for wisdom for the doctors, also for Jacob and for you!

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  4. Lord Jesus, I pray for wisdom for these doctors and for healing of these fevers and rashes. In Jesus' name, I pray that these stem cells would engraph quickly and that Jacob would be well and whole again SOON!

    Praying so much for you guys. Hugs.

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  5. Praying for everyone involved. Your poor little guy has endured so much. He is a fighter! Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  6. Praying for the Gentle Hugs of Our Heavenly Father to reach down and hold you all ever so close in His arms.
    Loveing you all from Maryland!!
    Carol Ann

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  7. Sending prayers for Jacob!

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  8. Will do! Get well soon Jacob! So sorry he is going through this!

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