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December 8th, 2007, 09:52 AM
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I will just jump right to it. I am not sure where we were when we left here... so I will try and guess..

Iris is a VERY picky eater. She will eat the equivalent of half a meal a day. We have battled that for almost 8 months. Well, she has continuously been under weight since her 9 month check up. The doctors were happy because at her 16 month check up she had gained 1 lb. Well, at her 18 month check up.... she has actually lost a lb. They are worried about her.. because of her combined problems.

She has suffered from anemia since she was 1 year.... maybe even before that is just when we caught it. Well, she has been on two different supplements.. we stopped her calcium intake in thoughts that it was blocking the absorption of her iron. Well, it has been almost 8 months of supplements, two different supplements.. and her iron count has not gone up even ONE point. With her picky eating habits, I can't get her to eat anything iron fortified unless it is MAYBE two fish sticks in a day.

Along with her anemia and weight loss, she has suffered some severe nose bleeds. She bleeds at the drop of a hat. For example, last night we drove to WalMart (LITERALLY around the corner) in MAYBE 3 minutes, she rubbed her nose and it bled all over her and her coat. That isn't even the worst of it. She falls and even taps her nose, she bleeds continuously for 30-45 minutes. That is not normal... even with anemia she shouldn't be averaging 2-3 nose bleeds a WEEK!

Also, she has been falling non stop. I know she is a toddler and they fall, but this is abnormal. It's almost like her equilibrium is off dramatically. She can hardly balance just standing still. Last week she had an ENTIRE forehead for a bruise and knot... no joke. She had a black forehead. To the point that I wouldn't take her in public because I was afraid someone would report me.

The problem is that we have to go to a military clinic here. The doctors are by far, THE worst doctors I have EVER seen. They don't find ANYTHING wrong with all of this. My neighbor (who is a core man himself) is requesting me to see a specialist at the naval hospital. I hate to think the worst, I don't want negative thoughts to take over my mind.... but my first thought when I add it all together is leukemia. I KNOW this is probably the VERY worst thing it could be. I am trying to convince myself otherwise... The problem I am having is that I have the motherly instinct, gut feeling something is VERY wrong. This is the same feeling that I had the day before I had my ultrasound to find our my baby had died back in 2005. I just KNOW there is something wrong with my baby and it scares me to even think of what it might be...

Please pray for my baby Iris. I am scared for her. Also, please pray for me. I don't want to let these horrible thoughts take over me... I need to be strong for my baby.


Sorry to be gone this long and come back with such bad news... but I just don't have much support here in Virginia. I am homesick like I have never been before. I just wish I had the support I had at home.. Anyway, thanks girls... I love you all....
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December 8th, 2007, 09:12 PM
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Oh Melissa first of big HUGS for you momma. With the move and the stress of leaving your family you don't need incompotant Doctors telling you that there is nothing wrong with your baby when there clearly is.

I truely hope that you can get into the specialist and he can either confirm or throw out your worst fear. I pray that it is not something serious.

I love your new siggy. Your girls are so pretty.
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December 9th, 2007, 09:16 PM
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I got her in yesterday. Her iron levels are up and she has gained 2lbs in three weeks!!!!!! We are still not sure what is causing the bleeding.. her poor little finger bled for 45 minutes like a faucet yesterday. Even the lab techs were like "oh, I don't like this". Of course I was worried. The dr doesn't seemed to be worried, STILL. If she gets any worse or not any better by the time we return from out visit, I will demand to see someone else.
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December 12th, 2007, 07:46 PM
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Melissa I am very sorry that you and your family are having such a rough time. I hope things can get figured out with your little girl. I will put her in my thoughts and prayers.

If you ever need to talk, to vent, to yell, scream, whatever PM me. I know what it is like to be away from family and friends since I live in Massachusetts and am from Illinois. You need to be able to talk to someone...

HUGS!
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December 12th, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Melissa I am very sorry that you and your family are having such a rough time. I hope things can get figured out with your little girl. I will put her in my thoughts and prayers.

If you ever need to talk, to vent, to yell, scream, whatever PM me. I know what it is like to be away from family and friends since I live in Massachusetts and am from Illinois. You need to be able to talk to someone...

HUGS![/b]

Thank you
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