Monday, June 28, 2010

on Rigg's health

Rigg is doing much better.

He had Rosiola (sp?) a virus that causes fever for 3 or 4 days then a rash. His fever is gone and now so is the pretty red rash... almost back to normal. I say almost because he is still pretty whinny and tired. however he is also breaking in some MEGA molars. So I think that is cause for some whining...

It is interesting to note that Caden had Rosiola right before she died. It was what caused her fever and rash...however on the day she broke out into her rash (when the virus has run its course) she went into a seizure and never came out of it.  The BIG difference is Caden would not eat and was EXTREMELY lethargic. I think I have mentioned this before, but the best theory is a metabolic disease. So the not eating and the lethargy plays into that. It is just a theory as they cannot prove anything...but this is also the reason specialists watch over Rigg the way they do...and FYI all of his tests and and blood work have come back clear.

Because this was so similar a situation to Caden's, I watched closely over Rigg. He was always alert and even though he felt badly, he was still a good eater. I think it is amazing how God keeps showing me how He is the one in control. I would not have wanted this situation, I would not have chosen for my son to get sick. But God, in His infinite wisdom, knows what we need, knows what we need to go through, knows how we need to learn. He knows how trust is built and how Faith is encouraged. He knows that by putting our feet to the fire we will turn to Him and hopefully glean wisdom and understanding for our situations.

I promise I am going to post birthday party pictures soon...

a week and a half is not too late... right?

5 comments:

Samantha said...

My son (17 months) just got over his first bout of Roseola as well! He sounds exactly the same as Rigg in terms of exhibited symptoms.

How is your pregnancy going? Do you plan on finding out?

Julia said...

wow, so long since i've been to visit. so glad he's doing better. and you're pregnant again?? congrats!!

Penny said...

I know your heart was in your throat when they said Roseola (sp?). :(
So glad he's better now.

Joyfulmom said...

Glad to hear Rigg is doing better. I've been praying since Thursday! Missed you at the Deaconess luncheon!!

Rebekah said...

I'm glad Rigg is better now. Your faith amazes me- thank you so much for opening up your heart- I think it must be pure gold with the fires you've been refined by!