|Mom is like a geode....with love <3|
This rock was honestly curled up in the bathroom corner sobbing and asking god....why?
why oh why.
Even rocks can break.
But you know what? The best rocks break open, only to reveal beautiful treasured crystals never seen by another humans eye.
Mom found her crystals, just when I needed them the most. Prayers answered.
Sage's rash got so bad it was bleeding and it hurt him to just tough him. His nebulizer mask strap made big purple blood blisters on his face and ears. Every time he scratched that itchy rash, more purple bruising and blood. We sat in the cool bath, we turned down thew temp to 65 degrees and we snuggled. I did every possible thing I could. He was never in any pain.
Mom took control in the morning during doctors rounds and insisted on going in a more pro-active direction and to please start running steroids, right now. After a quick confrence with his team, they were back in the room in less than 30 minutes starting the methylPrednisolone, double 46 mg (a huge dose) to push the rash into submission, regarless of the risk of seriously complicating a viral infection. At that point, I would take my chances. It was the right thing to do.
CF style breakfast was served. Sage's "usual" 2 extra huge pancakes, 4 pats of butter, 8 slices of bacon and 5 sausage links. He eats almost all of it.
First steroid dose @ 11am the flareup redness of the rash went down by 5%....which was enough to prevent the bleeding and bruising. Thank God.
Second dose @ 5pm tonight and there is no change in the condition of the rash. I did notice it flares up, then subsides, so that's a positive step as well.
I don't thing it's getting worse. We will take any little win right now.
|Rash, day 6 when it's submitting. This is the best it's looked|
If the steroids don't effect the rash dramatically, all bets are off and we go to plan C.
(There is no plan C yet)
Today Sage took a nap (side effects of the steroids...Sage lives in opposite land), played in his beloved playroom for 2 hours, Got a new Iron Man action figure from one of the nurses, had a bath, another PICC dressing change and went to sleep....early (7:30). Something is happening in his body. Glad he is sleeping it off. This gives mom a chance to watch TV, do laundry and have some quiet time. Thank You Nannie, Mal, and Nick for the super awesome Spiderman balloon and the toys. Sage adores it! Agenda for tomorrow...test results, playroom, painting spiderman, more steroids, praying for improvement. No owie procedures scheduled. Whew.
Rash Day 6 conquered. Super Sage put up a super fight. Another day in an unfair battle, Won.
We will see what tomorrow brings. One hour, one day, one fight at a time.