Thursday, August 19, 2010

Not the Hair!!!

I would take a picture of myself pulling my hair out and post it here if, #1. I had a tripod, and, #2. I had enough hair left. But since I don't have a tripod and I pulled out most of my hair yesterday, this post will have to suffice without a picture.

I actually do have some good news, before I start whining about the bad. I have been Paxil-free for a full week now. Thank you for the prayers, they have obviously worked! I really thought it would take MONTHS to get completely off of it, but I had one very bad day where I accidentally mixed it with an OTC cough medicine it was not supposed to be mixed with and wasn't able to take it for a few days. Then I started taking Omega 3 instead and BOOM! I'm off of it. Wow. Wow.

Remember my post from Tuesday? About how concern can sometimes turn to fear and I had felt it creep up while waiting on Ace's yearly allergy testing? Well, let me tell you a little something about worry and fear. It doesn't make handling a bad situation any easier. I could have chosen not to have worried all week and we'd still be in the same boat today.

The nurse called yesterday with bad news. Our little guy had started out with a Class 2 peanut allergy, that had dropped to a Class 1 last year. We were expecting to see it drop further or even possibly drop completely below the "allergic" mark this year. I was all excited when I got the call, I just knew it would be good news. My heart kept saying something different, but I thought it was that nagging fear and dismissed it. Wish I wouldn't have. Then I would have been more prepared. Our guy is now a Class 3 and out of the "probably will outgrow it" range. He is now also testing positive for eggs.

I have two thoughts about having him labeled as "not going to outgrow it". One, I was really looking forward to that day! Nooooooo!. And, two, Whatever, what do they know? They also said that it was very unlikely his number would ever shoot up into the high range, after it dropped last year. If he beat the odds once (if even they were odds we didn't want to beat), then he can beat the odds again and outgrow it. I've been going in between these since yesterday, it's exhausting!

So, what can I say? Other than the Lord has shown this week how He heals. He delivers. He loves and takes care of us. I believe with every inch of my being that He will use this for His good.

In the meantime, I am still working on keeping my full head of hair. Getting the news less than a week before he begins preschool wasn't the greatest timing. But, then again, is the timing really ever good for bad news?

We'll go to meet the teacher tomorrow night and I'll be carrying the Epi Pens that I didn't think he'd need. We'll visit with the nurse for a while and then we'll move on. Because there are so many great things that are going to happen in the life of my child this year. I'm on my knees praying I can put this thought into practice.

Thanks to everyone for praying. And for reading.

Enjoy the weekend!



Avery's Mommy said...

Yay for your good news :) Maybe I need some Omega 3?

What a great attitude. Sorry for the bad news, but our God is bigger, ya know what I mean?

Beth in NC said...

Girl, let me tell you. GOD IS GREATER -- no matter what any doctor says. I know you were disappointed about the report, but continue to cry out to God on his behalf.


Leave your hair alone. No more pulling out. Ha.


He & Me + 3 said...

So sorry for that news. I know exactly how you feel. WE will be doing the test next fall to see how their nut allergies are.
Hang in there my friend

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I'm so thankful that I don't have children with those kinds of serious allergies. Food allergies have got to be the worst!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love that you admit you are a recovering alcoholic. I come from a long line of alcoholics and some are Christians now. God has truly restored to us the years the locusts have eaten.

God bless you, Sweet Sister in Christ! I hope you visit often!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Praying for you my friend. God is so good!!!

Beth E. said...

"...the Lord has shown this week how He heals. He delivers. He loves and takes care of us. I believe with every inch of my being that He will use this for His good."

Hang on to that statement and trust God. It will all work out.

My son has lived with a severe allergy to tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) since he was about 2 yrs. old. He carries an epi pen with him. He's a sophomore in college now. Your son will be fine, and so will you. :-)

Beth E. said...

P.S. I know another blogger who has a young son with a severe peanut allergy. You might want to check out her blog. She's written some great posts about it:

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Lou, I'm glad the Omega 3 change was helpful and I hope the hair thing works out for you.


Lloyd said...

Lou, thank you for sharing. I will be praying for you. I never had any food allergies, but I do have several relatives who have a problem with peanut allergies. God bless, Lloyd