Friday, May 4, 2012


It's been 13 days since Cody's had any Claritin and I think it's safe to say he's over his weird strep/reactive arthritis thing!!!! 

Can I just have a moment to....
Happy Dance!!

It's such a relief to us to hear him say his legs and feet don't hurt. It's such a relief to not be dealing with strep over and over, pain in his legs and feet and swelling so bad it's extremely painful to walk on. And the unknown of what's causing this. 

It's such a relief!

I'm crying as I post this because it's such a relief.

We finally have our Cody back. Our happy go lucky kid who is content with life, who appreciates the little things, and is always there with a hug. I was talking with his teacher today - Mrs. Melton - who told me she was worried she'd never have the real Cody back. She, too, is so happy to hear he's doing better. She knows he's back by the way he acts everyday. Now that's a good teacher - someone who knows a child well enough that she knows when he's sick or some thing's wrong just by watching him.

I'm so thankful for prayer, and priesthood blessings, and modern day medicine. Ya, it took a little while to figure out what was wrong with him. Cody stumped the doctors with this, but we have to remember we're all human, too. And we learn day by day with the things that surround us. All we can do is try something, and if it doesn't work out, move on to something else. I'm so thankful for the doctors we were able to take him to. They figured it out and brought us our Cody back.

We're just working on building up his immune system now. He ended up contracting the 5th disease twice in the last month, which is unusual, but not serious. He's on vitamins, BCAA's, and eating right and exercising (training for the up coming football season. He's going to be able to play!! We weren't sure if that would happen this year, but I think it's safe to say it will!).

I know looking back now, this was a trial I'll be thankful we went through, but right now it's still such a relief we made it through. We appreciate our kids more. We appreciate good health more. And modern day medicine. Who knew it would only take something as simple as Claritin to cure this?!

It lasted 3 months. From January 20 to April 14th (the last day of claritin). A quarter of a year.

I feel like it should only be the beginning of April. Being so focused on this, this year has flown for us.

I feel like we can get back to normal now.

Whatever that is.