Friday, March 21, 2008

Day 79


It seems that mothers are supposed to be in constant worry for their kids. It has been about 2 weeks since Acadia went off her seizure medicine and I have really enjoyed not having to worry about giving someone medicine. But that didn't last long. I took Ella to the doctor and asked him to check her Iron levels (she was anemic when we were in MA and had been taking iron for about a year and hadn't been tested since we moved here when she was 2). And sure enough she is still anemic. We all thought that it would be something that she would have grown out of by now. When I picked up the perscription the pharmacist (who is Weston's uncle) looked at how much she is supposed to take a day and says 'Wow. Her iron must be really low.' She hates the medicine and has to take it 2x a day. When the doctor told me, I almost started crying. I know that it is not an immediate major health threat, but some days I just feel so overwhelmed with worrying about my children. I wonder if this is something that she is going to have to deal with for the rest of her life.....or if it could be something worse (I try not to dwell on that thought....I looked all this up on webmd and then after I read all the different kinds of anemia there is, I wished I hadn't looked because it just made me worry more). Anyway, she has to be tested again in a month to see if she is doing better or if we need to do something different.

5 comments:

Chickadee said...

I'm sorry. I hope the medicine helps, but I also hope the Dr figures out what is causing it. It's no fun being stressed and worried.

I think WebMd has made me a hypochondriac. The other night it had me convinced that I was having a stroke. I'm going to quit using it.

Afreaka said...

Oh, Clammy! I wish I could give you a big, big hug right now. We will keep Ella and you guys in our prayers. We love you!

Colorado_Kid said...

So sorry. I had to take it when I was growing up - I still hate the shade of green that is was. Hopefully you can help it with her diet. Kids LOVE food with iron, eh? liver...mmm

I had to stop WebMD too. Are you ok Chick? :/ Now my worry genes are kicking in...

behka said...

Wishing you the best, and your sweet girl. I think all mom's have a worry gene. Darn on that.

AZ Hey-mon said...

I guess I don't even need webmd to worry. Austen had a tTERRIBLE bloody nose this am on the way to school and he gets lots of headaches. So of course he has a brain tumor or leukemia in my mind. And will be at the dr. soon.

She seems to do alright drinking her dirty water. So that is good.