Anyone... advice needed...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-24-2003
Anyone... advice needed...
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Thu, 01-12-2006 - 4:24pm

Seems like just yesterday I was tooling around ivillage preparing for the birth of my little Claudia and now (5 years later) I am trying to educate myself with childhood cancer advice. This is how the story begins....

Claudia has not always been the healthiest child but by no means was she always sick either. For the last year or so she has been having what we thought was intense growing pains because she is always telling us her legs hurt her. She is a tall child.... just turned 5 and she is 4 ft. tall (she had at that point been tested for JRA and Lyme). On December 19 she went to bed like normal only to wake in the middle of the night and vomit all over her bed. Never did she wake us.... she attempts to be thoughtful like that even though we tell her that we WANT her to wake us when something like this happens. So that night time vomiting continues for about 12 days, but ONLY at night. Still complains that her legs and occasionally her hands hurt. Well, we thought that we were done with the getting sick since she hadnt vomited in close to a week (thinking it was food poisoning) and then tthree nights ago, we are right back at it. 2 nights ago when she got sick, all I could think of was a crime scene.... I have never seen a sick belly hit walls, floors and counters the way it had. Along with this strange illness, she has lumps in her neck which I am assuming is her lymph nodes/glands and she has a very low grade fever off and on (right around 100.5), sometimes we cant even touch her legs because she cringes in pain and to top it off, she woke this morning telling us her back is really hurting her. I am at a loss. I fear the worst and want to have this taken care of ASAP but our health insurance doesnt kick in for about 6-7 more days. If there is anybody out there that would be willing to talk to me about there similar situation or can offer any sort of advice, please, please... e-mail me at jwphotography@bendbroadband.com or reply to this post.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 01-12-2006 - 9:06pm

Hi and welcome back, though I'm sorry to hear that your dd is having such a difficult time and things have become so desperate.

 


 



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2004
Sat, 01-14-2006 - 11:12pm
Claudia is very very sick and needs to see a doctor right away. I worry about her getting dehydrated from all the vomiting.
I don't know much about medical insurance, but I can't imagine the clinic or hospital turning her away right now.
Please keep us updated, okay?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 01-16-2006 - 10:10am
Did you take her in?