Thursday, February 12, 2009


I haven't updated my blog this month because it has been so depressing! I usually try to put fun things on my blog and even now I am having a hard time thinking of what to write. A good friend of mine lost her husband to Cancer this last week, he was 32 years old. She is now left with two year old twins to raise alone. We just kept hoping for a miracle and when they said terminal it was heart breaking! This alone was enough but the bad didn't stop there. My little Karter came down with a disease! The word is frightening isn't it! I won't mention the name because I don't want my blog to show up every time someone looks it up! Before I continue I will say that we now believe that Karter is fine and that this will soon be a bad memory. He had an allergic reaction to a virus and His body started attacking itself. It is very rare and self limiting, but It attacks your kidneys and other organs. MY poor baby was covered in spots that looked like he was beaten and the disease left him with arthritis in he joints so that he could hardly walk. The swelling got so bad that we thought he had broken bones and we even got x-rays! His head became swollen and he looked like Hermon Munster! It has been almost 4 weeks now and he is starting to feel a little better but still has pain when he walks. They put him on steroids which has helped and his last tests showed that his kidneys looked okay! We will have to go to the doctor every month for a year to check his kidney function but at least He is getting better. It is hard to see a 3 year old in pain! Karter was really not doing well and I know that it is because of every ones prayers that he has started to recover! There have been people in our community that are not members that asked us if they could pray for him! What a blessing to have such sweet friends looking after our family. I feel grateful for my life and my blessings! Next month I am hoping for some sunshine!