November 2, 2009


i started herxing last night...and have gotten progressively worse as today wore on. i am in bed and am once again very limited in my ability to function. my head is too heavy for my body, my neck is stiff and sore, electric like shock waves are running up and down my spine, sweats and chills, my entire body is burning with full blown neuropathy, my bones feel like they are exploding and my joints are on fire...etc. etc.etc.

all 3 kids are home sick...and hogging MY couch!

3 little piggies hogging my couch!

avery came down with the cough and fever yesterday afternoon.
taylor has a fever but no cough
parker woke up with a cough but no fever...

graham is healthy...and making plans to flee to a hotel in the middle of the night in order to remain that way.

what can i say?
it is ugly around here...

it is really more than i can bear

i am worn out
i am sick and tired of it all...

excuse my whining, but for today, i am choosing to be slightly depressed about our whole sad state of affairs...and i plan on enjoying it while it lasts.


He continues to immensely struggle with the debilitating mystery illness that has plagued him for 7 weeks now. at best he averages 6 hours (total) of school a week. some days are better than others. we are hoping the results of his lyme test will be in on friday. it is so very difficult to wait for this as we feel like everything is on hold until lyme can be ruled in or out.

we don't even know how to feel about the whole thing anymore...if it is lyme, we will have a humdinger of a fight on our hands but at least we have a game plan to put in motion. if it is not lyme, well, we 're back at square 1 and will still have a fight on our hands - as the "urgent referral" from parker's pediatric specialist garnered a march 30, 2010 appointment with rheumatology at our local children's hospital.


Renee said...

I am so sorry you are all sick ~ goodness! And I am really sorry you are herxing again, Shannon...the battle is so difficult at times we all choose not to fight but sit in the sadness,
Is Parker having just a Lyme test or also clinical diagnosis? He is in my ALL are!
Hang in there...better days are coming!

Kara said...

Hope you are all feeling better REALLY SOON! You are in my prayers. May the Lord bless you with the strength to move through all of this and peace in your hearts.