First I would like to say, Hello blogging friends. Sorry I have been MIA. Things have been CRAZY around here, several posts for another time.
As I sit here in tears, I felt the need to get this out, and ask you all for thoughts and prayers.
Over the weekend I noticed bruises on The Princess. She has kind of always (since she could walk) had them on her shins/knees. She is clumsy and it was just "her". These bruises this time seem different. They are ALL over her legs, front and back, including her thighs. All over her arms. And all over her back. I had this gut feeling all weekend telling me to take her to the pediatrician.
This morning I called and made the appointment for the afternoon. I fed the kids lunch a little early and put them down for naps. The Princess was supposed to be in her room napping, only a while after I tucked her in she was crying, a lot. I went to check on her and her face was all bruised up. She said she hurt herself on a book. Sigh.
After seeing her face I am thankful I had already made the appointment to take her in to the pediatrician. I got the kids up and dressed and we headed to the doc. Once the doctor came in, she looked at the bruises and told me it looked like ITP (I had no idea what that was). The only thing I asked is how it would be treated, she said with steroids. She also said they also look for leukemia, though she said The Princess didn't look sick enough for that to be it (PRAYING she is right).
She ordered blood work and sent us on our way. She told us she would hear back today/tonight and she would give me a call.
I then dragged two tired, cranky, misbehaving children to the lab. They would NOT sit still and I was losing my patience fast. After several minutes we were called back. The Superhero cried for The Princess, who cried too. He was so concerned that they were hurting her. She was crying for me to "stop them!" Seriously, not fun.
Now we wait. I keep looking at my Princess and just want to cry when I see her little bruised body.
Her arm...(and YES, that blue spot is a NEW bruise)
And her bruised face.
Please PRAY we find answers and she can be treated and outgrow/get over this! I will update when I know more.
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*