Friday, August 28, 2009

Update on Blake

Blake has started methotrexate for her severe eczema. She has had three doses now. Her doctor said it will take a few before we see real results. She takes it once a week and has to have her blood drawn every 2 weeks to make sure her liver and kidneys are fine. Methotrexate is a very potent drug, according to her pharmacists and doctor. It makes her very tired and upsets her stomach.
There are a number of side effects that she could have and hopefully she won't have them. I am just hoping it works. I have seen some improvement for a few days, but then she will have a really bad day. I know there is no cure, but I am hoping for some relief. She can't sleep at night because she is so itchy. My brother was here last week and Blake was having one of her really bad nights were she was screaming and crying and trying to rip her skin off, and he said, " It just breaks my heart to see her like this." It really does break your heart because there is nothing you can do to make her comfortable. I suffer from chronic pain and her doctor and I were discussing how I would rather suffer from the worst chronic pain in the world than suffer from chronic itching. She scratches till she has sores and even then she will still dig deep into her skin.
I just pray this medicine gives her some relief and that her little body can handle it.


Jenn said...

She is just so sweet-poor Blake! She is so lucky to have such a wonderful mother like you to help her get through this!

Claudia said...

It breaks my heart too! I will pray for her. She is so cute!
I know this must be so hard for you, if you need something let me know.
If you need a friend to talk, just come home! :)
I'm all alone now, with 3 kids at school! :(

Lewis Family said...

Sweetie! 1 of the main reasons Robert has a beard is because of his bad excema. I'm so sorry and will keep her in my prayers, too!

Texas Tingey said...

Poor Blake!!
Brittany, remember that pamphlet I gave for NAET? The allergy elimination treatments?? Aubrey and I have been doing them. I have a book on it I need to bring you to read....It has been working for us. I believe it is something that could really help Blake. The best part is you don't take any meds, herbal supplements, NOTHING is taken into the body. I will get over to see ya sometime and tell ya about it. Hang in there!! I am thinkin' about ya!!